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Biostatistics and Epidemiology - STAT395

This unit introduces a range of statistical concepts in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies. The first part of the unit presents an insight into the main types of study designs: cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort studies, and randomised control trials. Attention is given to the role of matching in the design of case-control studies. The second part of the unit introduces the statistical methods and modelling techniques used in analysing data derived using various epidemiological design strategies. These include the Mantel-Haenszel methods; logistic and Poisson regression; survival analysis using the Kaplan-Meier method; and the Cox proportional hazards model and its extensions.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kehui Luo

6cp at 200 level including (STAT270 or STAT271 or BIOL235(P) or PSY222 or PSY248(P)) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): STAT304
Unit Designation(s):


Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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