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Health Indicators and Health Surveys (HIS) - BSTA5003

On completion of this unit students should be able to derive and compare population measures of mortality, illness, fertility and survival, be aware of the main sources of routinely collected health data and their advantages and disadvantages, and be able to collect primary data by a well-designed survey and analyse and interpret it appropriately. Content covered in this unit includes: routinely collected health-related data; quantitative methods in demography, including standardisation and life tables; health differentials; design and analysis of population health surveys including the roles of stratification, clustering and weighting.

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

Assessment
Assignments 100% (4 written assignments worth 25% each

Textbooks
Paul S. Levy, Stanley Lemeshow, Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, 4th edition, Wiley Interscience 2008.

Co-requisites

BSTA5001

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
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: Dr Kevin McGeechan, University of Sydney
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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