|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
Available to all postgraduate students in health science programs.
Biostatistics for public health is an introductory level course that covers the basic data analytical skills for analysing health data. Topics include: the elementary theory of probability; diagnostic tests; data exploration and presentation; theoretical and empirical distributions; measures of central tendency and dispersion; basic principles of statistical inference; principles of hypothesis tests; confidence intervals; common bivariate statistical tests; linear correlation and regression; and multiple linear regression. Theory is complemented by the use of applied examples and exercises to enhance understanding and facilitate development of practical skills. Being able to read and evaluate health literature is essential for health professionals, especially those in public health. Some computer literacy is assumed (e.g. Windows, Word, Excel). Students will be introduced to the statistical software package, SPSS (IBM SPSS, Chicago, Illinois). Numeracy skills are essential for the successful completion of this subject.
Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Students must obtain a pass mark for the three quizzes combined (not each individual quiz).
|Townsville, Study Period 5, Mixed attendance|
|Census Date 05-May-2022|
|Non-standard start/end 21-Mar-2022 to 17-Jun-2022|
|Face to face teaching 21-Mar-2022 to 01-Apr-2022|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Study Period 2, External|
|Census Date 25-Aug-2022|
|Method of Delivery:||Printed materials|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.