Provides students with an understanding of the basic statistical methods so that they can be applied to the Health Sciences. Students will gain experience in the basic statistical analysis and also in the interpretation of medical papers. Use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software will be introduced to assist with data presentation and interpretation.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||use Microsoft Excel software to summarise data both numerically and graphically; perform and interpret analytical tests such as T-tests, correlation and regression, Chi-square, and ANOVA||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||understand concepts and differences between hypothesis testing and confidence intervals||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically appraise the statistical methods of published clinical papers, and interpret study results and their conclusions.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- A package is available through the SCU Co-op Bookshop, which includes a DVD called ActivStat, that provides interactive exercises to supplement the text. Make sure the book includes the DVD before purchasing : Triola, MM & Triola, MF, 2006, Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Pearson Education, Boston, Massachusetts. ISBN: 9780321194367.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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