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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Distance
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Total Time Commitment: 8-12 hours total study time per week
505-105 Mathematics Background for Biostatistics (MBB)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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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A/Professor Phil Ryan, University of Adelaide
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia
School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
Topics include: principles and methods of randomisation in controlled trials; treatment allocation, blocking, stratification and allocation concealment; parallel, factorial and crossover designs including n-of-1 studies; practical issues in sample size determination; intention-to-treat principle; phase I dose finding studies; phase II safety and efficacy studies; interim analysis and early stopping ; multiple outcomes/endpoints, multiple tests and subgroup analyses, including adjustment of significance levels and P-values; reporting trial results and use of the CONSORT statement.
|Objectives:||To enable students to understand and apply the principles of design and analysis of experiments, with a particular focus on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), to a level where they are able to contribute effectively as a statistician to the planning, conduct and reporting of a standard RCT.|
|Assessment:||Three written assignments submitted during the semester; Two worth 30% each (approx 10 hours work each) and one worth 40% (approx 12 hours work).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Piantadosi, S. Clinical Trials: A Methodological Perspective, 2nd ed, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2005 (ISBN 978-0-471-72781-1) |
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and online interaction facilities.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Independent problem solving, critical appraisal of research literature, clarity of written expression, sound communication of technical concepts
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This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.
Master of Biostatistics |
Postgraduate Certificate in Biostatistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics
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