units

MPH2077

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms L Shiel / Prof C Reid

Synopsis

This unit is aimed at research professionals who manage clinical trial data.
Students will be given guidance to enable them to 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.

Outcomes

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)

Ms Louise Shiel

Contact hours

2 contact hrs per week

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

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