This subject provides an introduction to the fundamental research skills required to answer questions that are posed by practitioners and scientists within the equine and veterinary technology industries. This subject covers the principles of experimental design which ensure that research conducted is well planned and able to provide useful and reliable results. The correct formulation of hypotheses that are fundamental to statistical testing is discussed along with the requirements for data collection and management. A range of appropriate descriptive and analytical statistical methods will be covered, along with an introduction to quantitative animal-based epidemiology to describe and investigate problems in animal populations. On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to recognise a well-designed study, appreciate appropriate statistical testing and critically consider the conclusions with respect to the statistical outcomes for a range of industry-based problems.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and the Bachelor of Equine Science (with specialisation). Other students with permission of their Course Director and the Subject Coordinator.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.