Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
This subject is only available to students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Biostatistics and whose enrolment in that course commenced prior to 2016.
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The following are pre-requisites for this subject:
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Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
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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
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Currently enrolled students:
Review of the key concepts of estimation, and construction of Normal-theory confidence intervals; frequentist theory of estimation including hypothesis tests; methods of inference based on likelihood theory, including use of Fisher and observed information and likelihood ratio; Wald and score tests; an introduction to the Bayesian approach to inference; an introduction to distribution-free statistical methods.
To provide a strong mathematical and conceptual foundation in the methods of statistical inference, with an emphasis on practical aspects of the interpretation and communication of statistically based conclusions in health research.
Two written assignments to be submitted during semester worth 35% each (approx 10 hrs work each).
Submission of selected practical exercises throughout the semester worth 10% each (approx 6 hrs work each).
Marschner IC. Inference Principles for Biostatisticians. Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, 2014.
Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and online interaction facilities.
Special Computer Requirements: SAS or Stata Statistical Software
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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.
|Links to further information:||http://mspgh.unimelb.edu.au/|
This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.
Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics |
Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics
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