# BIOSTATISTICS

PHE5IST

2015

Credit points: 15

## Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

## Subject particulars

### Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Classes are held at the City Campus. The subject is on offer to Master of Public Health students.

## Learning resources

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential medical statistics.RecommendedKirkwood, B. R., & Sterne, J. A. C.2ND EDN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE 2003.

## Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Knowledge -Recognise and understand the different descriptive statistical tools used in public health

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work

02. Skills -Understand and apply the appropriate statistical technique to address a research question in public health

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work

03. Application and analysis -Calculate relevant measures of centrality, variability, associations and differences -Solve the research question using appropriate statistical tools -Apply appropriate tests and interpret your findings

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work

04. Evaluation -Evaluate your findings from applying the relevant statistical tests to solve the research question

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work

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## City, 2015, Semester 1, Day

### Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

### Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent to 36 face to face contact hours and 2 hour exam"