Statistical Methods in Health

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statistical Methods in Health

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Health Science, Public Health, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces the foundation concepts required to competently apply and interpret common statistical methods for the analysis of health data. Rather than superficially covering a wide variety of statistical tests, this unit will focus on achieving competency of the most common fundamental tests that analyse non-repeated data. Statistical analysis is inextricably linked to research design, which drives the choice of descriptive summary of data, choice of statistical test, and interpretation of the statistical analysis. You will be provided with substantial practical experience in the application and interpretation of the most common statistical methods.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain how statistical choices in analysis link directly to the study design that generated the data, and the type of data,
    2. Explain the rationale behind, and key points of, hypothesis testing,
    3. Discriminate the most appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics to use for the analysis of health data,
    4. Analyse health data using a statistical software package, and interpret the results.
    Content
    This unit introduces the foundation concepts required to be able to competently apply and interpret common statistical methods for the analysis of health data. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be considered. Rather than superficially covering a wide variety of statistical tests, this unit will focus on achieving competency of the most common fundamental tests that analyse non-repeated data. The aim is to ensure you understand that statistical analysis is inextricably linked to research design, which drives the choice of descriptive summary of data, choice of statistical test, and interpretation of the statistical analysis. You will be provided with substantial practical experience in the application and interpretation of the most common statistical methods.

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