Mathematical Background for Biostatistics
Covers the necessary mathematical background to understand the key techniques in biostatistics. This course is offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA).
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Semester 1 - 2014
(Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
This course covers core topics in algebra and analysis, including polynomial and simultaneous equations, graphs, the concept of limits, continuity and series approximations, including Taylor series expansions. Calculus will be introduced describing the techniques of integration and differentiation of vector expressions. This will be integrated into a study of probability, where the concepts of probability laws, random variables, expectation and distributions will be introduced. Essential topics in matrix algebra relevant to biostatistical methods will be presented. Finally, essential numerical methods, including the Newton-Raphson method for solution of simultaneous equations and concepts of numerical integration will be introduced.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for BIOS6040|