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Postgraduate | ACU-PUBH620 | 2023


Study method
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Start dates
27 Feb 2023
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of statistical concepts and their application to public health practice (GA5);
    2. Distinguish between different statistical tests, especially in terms of application and interpretation (GS4, GA5, GA6);
    3. Perform appropriate statistical analysis using common statistical software and interpret the results (G, GA8);A6
    4. Develop a sound statistical approach to the analysis and interpretation of public health data and communicate findings in an academic-standard output (GA4, GA8, GA9);
    5. Critique public health research on the basis of its statistical methods, analysis and interpretation (GA4, GA5, GA8).

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - An agreement has been negotiated with the software provider to provide a one calendar year SPSS licence for $45. Information on how to access this software will be made available at the first lecture. Students are reminded to regularly work through the SPSS practice analysis each week so that the assessment tasks can be completed in a timely fashion.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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