This subject introduces the measures used in health services management, epidemiology and biostatistics, and develops the skills necessary for the description and analysis of quantitative health science and epidemiological data.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
- introduction to the essential mathematical techniques for health measurement and analysis; - overview of the concept of measurement and its application to quantitative analysis in health science, epidemiology and health services management. This includes epidemiological and demographic measures, hospital bed statistics, and some productivity and quality measures used in health services management; - descriptive statistics - tools used to summarise the characteristics of data sets. Measures of central tendency and dispersion. An overview of data collection, description and analysis tools including the use of computer applications for the purposes of data analysis and the presentation of results. Interpretation of results. Interpretation of results; - distributions and probability. The 'normal' distribution and the Students t-distribution; - correlation and regression; - hypothesis testing, inferential statistical techniques including ANOVA, (t-tests) Chi-Square and simple linear regression; - statistics in research.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.