ECX9720 - Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader(s): Professor F Cicuttini
Differences between descriptive & analytical epidemiology, strengths & weaknesses of different epidemiological study design & basic concepts & methods of biostatistics including confidence intervals, p-values & sample size, statistical tests for comparing groups, regression models & survival analysis. Design & evaluation of clinical trials.
On completion of the unit students will be able to:
- appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs;
- demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and methods of biostatistics;
- interpret confidence intervals, p-values and sample size;
- use epidemiological and biostatistical principles to critically evaluate epidemiological research.
Two assignments (1500 words each): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%