University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOSTATS 6002EX - Data Management and Statistical Computing

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: External
Restriction: Available to Grad Cert, Grad Dip, M Biostatistics, Master of Public Health, Master of Bioinformatics and Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Assessment: Three major assignments

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills required to undertake moderate to high level data manipulation and management in preparation for statistical analysis of data typically arising in health and medical research. Content includes: Module 1 - Stata and R: The basics (importing and exporting data, recording data, formatting data, labelling variable names and data values; using dates, data display and summary presentation, and creating programs); Module 2 - Stata and R: graphs, data management and statistical quality assurance methods (including advanced graphics to produce publication-quality graphs) and Module 3 - Data management using Stata and R (using functions to generate new variables, appending, merging, transposing longitudinal data; programming skills for efficient and reproducible use of these packages, including loops and arguments).

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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
Semester 1 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Independent Study
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
16120 01EX 20 17 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.