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ECX9720

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and methods of biostatistics;
  3. interpret confidence intervals, p-values and sample size;
  4. use epidemiological and biostatistical principles to critically evaluate epidemiological research.

Assessment

Two assignments (1500 words each): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Flavia Cicuttini

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad