Clinical Biostatistics (BSTA5005)

UNIT OF STUDY

The aim of this unit is to enable students to use correctly statistical methods of particular relevance to evidence-based health care and to advise clinicians on the application of these methods and interpretation of the results. This unit will look at: Clinical agreement: Bland-Altman method, kappa statistics, intraclass correlation; diagnostic tests: sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, ROC curves, likelihood ratios; statistical process control: special and common causes of variation, Shewhart CUSUM and EWMA charts; systematic reviews: process estimating treatment effect, assessing heterogeneity, publication bias.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

8-12 hours total study time per week, distance learning

Assessment

4 written assignments (4x23%) and online discussions (8%)

Textbooks

Notes supplied

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

BSTA5023 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010)

Corequisites

BSTA5002

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