Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops |
Total Time Commitment: Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours lectures, research, reading, writing etc to complete this subject successfully.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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|Subject Overview:||Topics covered include: |
Basic descriptive data
Probability and inference
Analysis of two-way tables
Differences of Means
Case-series, cross-sectional, cohort, case-control studies and Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs).
Measurement of exposure
Measurement of response
Bias, random error and individual variation (including response variation)
Sample size and power
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to: |
Understand the basic principles in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs
Understand basic principles of epidemiological and clinical research
Be familiar with terms used in the literature
Understand statistical reasoning, including inference and the need for power and appropriate samples
Perform basic statistical processes
Understand the role, strengths and weaknesses of different study designs
A series of epidemiological and biostatistical exercises equivalent to 2,000 words (50%), and a review of segments of journal articles of 2,000 words (50%).
|Recommended Texts:||Students will be provided with articles and references that support the teaching program as part of their course materials.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/courses/award-courses/graduate-certificate/clinical-research|
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research |
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Master of Clinical Research
Professional Certificate in Clinical Research
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