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Principles of Statistical Inference - BSTA5002

Year - 2018

The aim of this unit is to provide a strong mathematical and conceptual foundation in the methods of statistical inference, with an emphasis on practical aspects of the interpretation and communication of statistically based conclusions in health research. Content covered includes: review of the key concepts of estimation and construction of Normal-theory confidence intervals; frequentist theory of estimation including hypothesis tests; methods of inference based on likelihood theory, including use of Fisher and observed information and likelihood ratio; Wald and score tests; an introduction to the Bayesian approach to inference; an introduction to distribution-free statistical methods.

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

Assessment
2 written assignments (40% each) and module exercises (20%)

Textbooks
Marschner IC. Inference Principles for Biostatisticians. Chapman and Hall / CRC Pr, 2014. ISBN 978-1-48222-223-4. Notes supplied.

Pre-requisites

BSTA5023

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ms Liz Barnes, University of Sydney (semester 1); A/Prof Patrick Kelly, University of Sydney (semester 2)
HECS Band: 2
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