Credit points: 15
In this subject, students are introduced to basic statistical concepts and methods as they are applied in the field of health. At the completion of the subject, students should be able to: distinguish basic data types (binary, categorical, continuous) and summarise them appropriately using tables and graphs; understand the concept of sampling variability and describe how simple statisical analyses of data from a sample can be used to draw inferences about population parameters; calculate standard errors and confidence intervals for estimated means and proportions; obtain p-values from tables and understand their role as measure of evidence; distinguish between clinical relevance and statistical significance; and appreciate the importance of statistical power and perform a sample size calculation.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Special conditions Classes are held at the City Campus. The subject is on offer to Master of Public Health students.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Essential medical statistics.||Recommended||Kirkwood, B. R., & Sterne, J. A. C.||2ND EDN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE 2003.|
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City, 2014, Semester 1, Night
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night and delivered via face-to-face.
"equivalent to 36 face to face contact hours and 2 hour exam"
|one 2-hour final exam||50|
|one 3,000-word assignment||50|