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Linear Models (LMR) - BSTA5007

The aim of this unit is to enable students to apply methods based on linear models to biostatistical data analysis, with proper attention to underlying assumptions and a major emphasis on the practical interpretation and communication of results. This unit will cover: the method of least squares; regression models and related statistical inference; flexible nonparametric regression; analysis of covariance to adjust for confounding; multiple regression with matrix algebra; model construction and interpretation (use of dummy variables, parametrisation, interaction and transformations); model checking and diagnostics; regression to the mean; handling of baseline values; the analysis of variance; variance components and random effects. NOTE: LMR is an important foundation unit. Students who do not develop a strong grasp of this material will struggle to become successful biostatisticians.

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

Assessment
Two major assignments worth 30% and 35% and three shorter assignments worth 10%, 20% and 5%.

Textbooks
No compulsory textbook

Pre-requisites

BSTA5023 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010)

Co-requisites

BSTA5002

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
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Aug 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: Associate Professor Patrick Kelly (semester 1), Dr Timothy Schlub (semester 2)
HECS Band: 2
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