Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 4-hour lecture per week over the last 6 weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional tasks, reading and preparation equivalent to an average of 80 to 90 hours of additional time commitment.
|Prerequisites:|| - |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorProf Dallas English
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology
Tel: +61 3 8344 0671
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This subject expands on Linear and Logistic Regression, introducing the use of rates and rate ratios and the analysis of censored time to event (survival) data. The focus is on methods for modelling the relationship between events measured over time, or censored time-to-event outcomes with a number of covariates, including Poisson regression and survival modelling using the proportional hazards model (Cox regression). Emphasis is on practical application and interpretation of results in the context of standard epidemiological study designs and particularly longitudinal studies. Further topics may include the use of flexible regression models to represent non-linear relationships. Practical work will use the statistical package Stata.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students are expected: |
One 1,500 word written assignment on modelling rates using Poisson regression due mid-teaching period (30%). One 2,000 word written assignment on modelling time-to-event data using Cox regression due at the end of semester (40%). An end of semester examination (1.5 hour in length constituting 30% (1,500 words) of the total assessment) to be held in the University examination period.
|Prescribed Texts:||BR Kirkwood & JAC Sterne, Essential Medical Statistics Second Edition, Blackwell Science, 2003. |
Special computer skills required: Students are expected to have experience using the Stata statistical package for multivariate analytic methods.
Resources provided to distance students (applicable only to distance education subjects)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject is a group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health. |
Master of Environment |
Master of Epidemiology
Master of Science (Epidemiology)
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Epidemiology and Biostatistics |
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