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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
505-106 Epidemiology (EPI)
505-105 Mathematics Background for Biostatistics (MMB)
505-107 Principles of Statistical Inference (PSI)
505-940 Linear Models (LMR)
505-941 Categorical Data and GLMs (CDA)
505-975 Probability and Distribution Theory (PDT)
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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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Professor Andrew Forbes, Monash University
Professor John Carlin, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia
School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
Topics covered: Paired data; the effect of non-independence on comparisons within and between clusters of observations; methods for continuous outcomes: normal mixed effects (hierarchical or multilevel) models and generalised estimating equations (GEE); role and limitations of repeated measures ANOVA; methods for discrete data: GEE and generalized linear mixed models (GLMM); methods for count data.
|Objectives:||To enable students to apply appropriate methods to the analysis of data arising from longitudinal (repeated measures) epidemiological or clinical studies, and from studies with other forms of clustering (cluster sample surveys, cluster randomised trials, family studies) that will produce non-exchangeable outcomes.|
Two written assignments to be submitted during semester worth 40% each (approx 12 hours work each)
Four practical exercises due throughout the semester worth 5% each (approx 6 hrs work each)
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and online interaction facilities.
Special Computer Requirements: Stata and SAS statistical software
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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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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