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MI5000 - Biomedical Epidemiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Available to graduate students. Pre-requisite for epidemiology course based Masters in Tropical Veterinary Science 75203. The subject includes a consideration of terms and methods used to describe the occurrence of disease; the concept and measurement of cause and effect; factors affecting validity and types of choice of diagnostic tests; the design and interpretation of clinical trials and economics of disease. Practical classes will be conducted on the application of biostatistical software which supports these topics.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to apply basic exploratory and inferential statistical methods to biomedical data that include confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-square procedures, regression and correlation, t-test and analysis of variance;
  • understand the differences and application of parametric and non-parametric tests.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Bruce Gummow.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - multi-mode (including distance) based delivery
  • 54 hours tutorials - multi-mode based tutorials and assessment
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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