Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology

10 Units

The aim of the course is to extend the range of statistical methods available to the student, prepare the student for relevant computerised data analyses (using Stata) and to enable the interpretation of results using material from the modules and textbook.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

To expose students to a number of methods commonly used and encountered in the medical literature; to allow them to gain experience in use of these methods using a statistical package; to teach students the philosophy and practice of the regression approach to data analysis; to link traditional methods of data analysis with more modern regression based methods.


Topics covered include likelihood and poisson, logistic and Cox’s regression. Module 1 Linear Regression Module 2 Logistic Regression Module 3 Poisson Regression Module 4 Proportional Hazards (Cox) Models

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge BIOS6910 - Biostatistics A BIOS6920 - Biostatistics B
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 4 Marked Assignments worth 25% each.
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for BIOS6940

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