Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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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.
CoordinatorProf John Carlin
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
Basic algebra and analysis; exponential functions; calculus; series, limits, approximations and expansions; matrices and numerical methods.
On completion of this unit students will be able to follow the mathematical demonstrations and proofs used in biostatistics at Masters degree level, and to understand the mathematics behind statistical methods introduced at that level. The intention is to allow students to concentrate on statistical concepts in subsequent units, and not be distracted by the mathematics employed.
Three written assignments to be submitted during Semester: Two worth 40% each covering calculus, and matrices and numerical methods (approx 12 hrs work each). One worth 20% covering functions (approx 8 hrs work)
1. Anton H, Bivens I, Davis S. Calculus Early Transcendentals 10th edition. Wiley 2012.
2. Anton, Howard. Elementary Linear Algebra. 10th edition, Wiley 2010.
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and WebCT Discussion groups.
Special Computer Requirements: Microsoft Excel or Stata statistical software.
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Healy, M.J.R. Matrices for Statistics, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2000. (ISBN 978-0-19-850702-4)
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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 technical expression
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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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