# BIOSTATISTICS

PHE5IST

2017

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 and summarise basic data types (binary, categorical, continuous)
• Understand the concepts of sampling variability and statistical power
• Describe how simple statistical analyses of sample data can be used to draw inferences about population parameters
• Calculate standard errors and confidence intervals for estimated means and proportions
• Understand the role of p-values
• Distinguish between clinical relevance and statistical significance

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

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.

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. Recognise and understand different descriptive statistical tools used in public health

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

02. Understand and apply appropriate statistical techniques to address research questions in public health

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Calculate and interpret relevant measures of centrality, variability, association and difference

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Evaluate findings from research studies by interpretation of relevant statistical tests

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, individual and group work
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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## City, 2017, Semester 1, Day

### Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

### Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 18
Two 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent to 32 face to face contact hours and 2 hour exam"