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Clinical Biostatistics - BCA806

The aim of this unit is to enable students to use correctly statistical methods of particular relevance to evidence-based health care and to advise clinicians on the application of these methods and interpretation of the results. Unit content: Clinical agreement (kappa statistics, Bland-Altman agreement method, intraclass correlation); statistical process control (special and common causes of variation, quality control charts); meta-analysis estimating treatment effect, assessing heterogeneity, publication bias; application for randomized clinical trials, diagnostic tests and observational studies; advanced topics in clinical trials (cross-over trials, equivalence trials).

Because of the multi-institutional nature of the BCA units, there is an early cut-off for enrolment in this unit. These dates are:
Session 1: 19 February 2018
Session 2: 23 July 2018

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Professor Gillian Heller

((Admission to MBioStat or PGDipBioStat or PGCertBioStat or GradDipBioStat or GradCertBioStat) and BCA801 and BCA805 and BCA807) or ((admission to MAppStat or GradDipAppStat) and MATH604 and STAT818 and STAT810 and STAT814Prerequisite Information


BCA808 or (STAT811 and admission to MAppStat or GradDipAppStat)

Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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