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MPH2077

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 (Day)

Synopsis

Aimed at research professionals managing clinical trial data. Develop standards of best practice, be able to assess new technologies to ensure data quality and efficient data processing. Students will be given guidance on accepted practices for clinical data management and for data capture system design and development. Practical skills will be developed through the completion of data management tasks for a hypothetical study, with a database developed using Microsoft Access.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. understand good practices in data collection and form design;
  2. be skilled in the practical use of databases and statistical packages;
  3. understand techniques in ensuring quality control of data;
  4. understand data storage, backup and archiving procedures;
  5. understand concepts of data confidentiality, access and security.

Assessment

Class participation
written assignments
Examination

Chief examiner(s)

Mr C Costello

Contact hours

2 contact hrs per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

2 Block days

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

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