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Multiple Regression and Stats Computing - PUBH5211

Year - 2018

Students will learn how to analyse data using multiple linear regression. Multiple linear regression is a powerful statistical method for analysing a continuous outcome variable with several explanatory variables. This unit will cover how to compare more than two groups, adjust for confounders, test for effect modification, calculate adjusted means, conduct appropriate model checking, and teaches strategies for selecting the 'best' regression model. Students will learn how to apply these methods using the statistical package called SAS. The focus of this unit is on the application of fitting appropriate linear regression models and interpreting the results. The material in this unit is covered by lectures, tutorials, course notes and online discussions. This unit is the prerequiste for learning other types of regression models, such as logistic regression (PUBH5212) and survival analysis (PUBH5213).

Classes
2hrs per week for 13 weeks. This unit may be undertaken in face to face or online mode. All students must have regular access to a reliable internet connection capable of streaming or downloading video recorded lectures.

Assessment
Quizzes (10%); 1x 4 page assignment (20%); and 1x 10 page assignment (70%). The assignments will involve analysing data. Students must pass the final assignment to pass this unit of study.

Textbooks
Course notes are provided.

Additional information
The statistical software package we shall be using in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software.

Pre-requisites

PUBH5018

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
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: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Patrick Kelly
HECS Band: 2
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