Statistics for Clinical Research (BACH5068)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit introduces students to basic statistical principles relevant to the manipulation and analysis of clinical data. Students will be exposed to concepts of sampling, distributions of scores, summaries of data, and treatment of categorical and quantitative data. This last topic will include chi square analysis, calculation of confidence intervals, tests for differences in the locations of samples (including t-tests and tests for non-normally distributed data), correlation and regression, sample size estimation and an introduction to survival analysis. It is expected that at the conclusion of the unit students will be able to: appraise published statistical analyses; perform simple statistical tests by hand and with the assistance of a computer package SAS or SPSS; and present statistical data.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science
- Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
- Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing
- Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing
- Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing
- Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science
- Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
- Master of Advanced Nursing Practice
- Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing
- Master of Diagnostic Radiography
- Master of Emergency Nursing
- Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
- Master of Intensive Care Nursing
- Master of Medical Imaging Science
- Master of Mental Health Nursing
- Master of Molecular Imaging
- Master of Physiotherapy
Further unit of study information
4xwritten assignments, descriptive statistics (10%), inferential statistics 1 (25%), inferential statistics 2 (25%), regression and non-parametrics statistics (40%)
Various recommended texts on introductory statistics
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.