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Postgraduate | ACU-HLSC642 | 2023

Biostatistics for Health Sciences

Previously ACU-PUBH620

Explore fundamental statistical concepts and use common statistics software. You’ll learn how statistics are used in health science research and practice. Gain skills to interpret health-related data. Make confident decisions based on evidence.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
10 weeks

Start dates

  • 09 Oct 2023

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About this subject

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

    • LO1 - Identify appropriate statistical techniques and their application to health science research and practice (GA5)
    • LO2 - Distinguish between different statistical tests, especially in terms of application and interpretation (GA4, GA5, GA6)
    • LO3 - Perform appropriate statistical analysis using common statistical software and interpret the results (GA6, GA8)
    • LO4 - Develop a sound statistical approach to the analysis and interpretation of health science data and communicate findings in an academic-standard output (GA4, GA8)

Entry requirements

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

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - SPSS offered at a reduced cost to ACU students.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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