Applied Analysis of Clinical Trials

Subject 360-841 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours lectures, research, reading, writing etc to complete this subject successfully
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview: At the end of this subject, Clinicians should be able to:
  • Understand the major statistical methods used in analysing data from clinical trials
  • Perform analysis on such data within limitations, using an appropriate statistical package.
  • Understand the limitations and assumptions of such analyses
  • Be familiar with the statistical terms used in the literature
  • Interpret and explain to others in clear language the relevant information from such analyses
  • Understand the advantages and weaknesses of repeated measures, crossover designs, factorial and blocked designs from a statistical perspective.
Assessment: Three data analysis assignments (30%, 30% and 40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Master of Clinical Research
Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Informatics and Analysis)

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