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STATS 3008 - Biostatistics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3820
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: STATS 2107 or (MATHS 2201 and MATHS 2202)
Assumed Knowledge: Experience with the statistical package R such as would be obtained from STATS 1005 or STATS 2107
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, examination
Biennial Course: Course offered in even years
Syllabus:

Biostatistics is fundamental to contemporary biomedical research. It plays a central role in evaluating new treatments for cancer and heart disease, in measuring survival following lung and liver transplants, in monitoring and predicting the spread of epidemics including HIV/AIDS and swine 'flu, and much more. Biostatistics has also emerged in recent years as a key collaborating discipline in bioinformatics following the sequencing of the human genome. You will learn that expert advice from biostatisticians is crucial for pharmaceutical drug development, health-data surveillance and analysis, and for informing government debate and health policy. This course provides an introduction to the design and analysis of clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and methods for the analysis of biostatistical data. Topics covered are: Clinical trials, Phase I to Phase IV trials, key aspects of study design: the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, trial types; justification of randomization, including ethical considerations; methods of randomization, unrestricted and restricted randomization, random permuted blocks, biased coin designs, stratification, minimization; randomization tests, permutation and bootstrap t-tests; calculating trial size, fixed and group sequential trials; power calculations for continuous and binary responses; more complex trial designs, crossover clinical trials and bioequivalence trials. Epidemiology: cohort, case-control and related observational studies; the advantages and disadvantages of each type of study; models for disease association, risk difference, relative risk, odds ratio, attributable risk; the analysis of binary outcomes for retrospective and prospective data. Inference for 2x2 tables, the analysis of 2x2 tables and appropriate test procedures, Wald test, Likelihood Ratio test, profile likelihood; conditional inference for 2x2 tables; Fisher's Exact test; McNemar's test for matched pairs data; Mantel Haenszel test for comparing several 2x2 tables. Case studies on drugs trials, heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, leukaemia and environmental health.

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Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3820 Mon 06/08/2018 Fri 31/08/2018 Fri 14/09/2018 Fri 26/10/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22208 LE01 30 6 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22209 PR01 30 6 26 Jul - 26 Jul Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
9 Aug - 9 Aug Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
23 Aug - 23 Aug Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
6 Sep - 6 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
4 Oct - 4 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
18 Oct - 18 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22210 TU01 30 6 1 Aug - 1 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
15 Aug - 15 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
29 Aug - 29 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
12 Sep - 12 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 10 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
24 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room