BIOSTATISTICS

PHE5IST

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an understanding of the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in public health. Students will be introduced to the main concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics and how these are applied to identify and address public health problems.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites N/A

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions N/A

Readings

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. Describe and apply the fundamental principles of biostatistics

Activities:
Lectures and other resources (provided on LMS), readings, workshop activities including computer labs, and assignments

02. Explain and demonstrate the role of biostatistics in public health

Activities:
Lectures and other resources (provided on LMS), readings, workshop activities including computer labs, and assignments

03. Explain, differentiate, and apply basic biostatistical concepts

Activities:
Lectures and other resources (provided on LMS), readings, workshop activities including computer labs, and assignments

04. Identify, generate (using a statistical package), interpret and communicate descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics

Activities:
Lectures and other resources (provided on LMS), readings, workshop activities including computer labs, and assignments

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 18
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 18
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 18 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments - short and long answer questions and calculations (2,000-words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two hour in-class test (2,500-words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04