PUB HLTH 4074 - Introduction to Biostatistics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 4074 Course Introduction to Biostatistics Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Restrictions Available to HHLTH and HMEDS students only Course Description Biostatistics is the application of statistical methods (summarising data and drawing valid inferences based on limited information) to biological systems, more particularly, to humans and their health problems. This course deals with statistical concepts and terminology and basic analytic techniques. The purpose of the course is to give public health and occupational health workers an introduction to the discipline, an appreciation of a statistical perspective on information arising from the health arena and basic critical appraisal skills to enable graduates to assess the quality of research evidence.
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Course Learning Outcomes
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 3, 4
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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Specific Course Requirements
Small Group Discovery Experience
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- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Related Requirements
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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