Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week
505-940 Linear Models (LMR) (may be taken concurrently)
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Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
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|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request 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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Professor Annette Dobson
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
Introduction to and revision of conventional methods for contingency tables especially in epidemiology: odds ratios and relative risks, chi-squared tests for independence, Mantel-Haenszel methods for stratified tables, and methods for paired data. The exponential family of distributions; generalized linear models (GLMs), and parameter estimation for GLMs. Inference for GLMs – including the use of score, Wald and deviance statistics for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, and residuals. Binary variables and logistic regression models – including methods for assessing model adequacy. Nominal and ordinal logistic regression for categorical response variables with more than two categories. Count data, Poisson regression and log-linear models.
|Objectives:||To enable students to use generalised linear models (GLMs) and other methods to analyse categorical data with proper attention to the underlying assumptions. There is an emphasis on the practical interpretation and communication of results to colleagues and clients who may not be statisticians.|
Two written assignments due before the end of semester worth 35% each (approx 8 hours work each).
Six practical exercises due throughout the semester worth 4% each (approx 6 hrs work each)
Contribution to online discussions worth 6% (approx 6 hrs work)
Special Computer Requirements: Stata statistical software
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material will be provided to students by mail (including electronic media).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Independent problem solving, facility with abstract reasoning, 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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