Dr Michael Waller, School of Public Health, University of Queensland
Epidemiology, Mathematical Background for Biostatistics, Probability and Distribution Theory, Principles of Statistical Inference, Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
8-12 hours total study time per week
Assignments 100% (3 written assignments worth 30%, 35%, 35%)
References will be listed in the unit Study Guide
Stata or R statistical software
Clinical trials (equivalence trials, cross-over trials); Clinical agreement (BlandAltman methods, kappa statistics, intraclass correlation); Statistical process control (special and common causes of variation; quality control charts); Diagnostic tests (sensitivity, specificity, ROC curves); Meta-analysis (systematic reviews, assessing heterogeneity, publication bias, estimating effects from randomised controlled trials, diagnostic tests and observational studies).
Course notes, assignment material and interaction facilities available online