- Code POPH8313
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Population Health
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Population Health
- Areas of interest Public Health
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
Data analysis is a central activity in applied epidemiology providing underlying evidence for public health policy formulation and action. Data may come from studies with survey, cohort or case control designs, or from health system surveillance or monitoring. The different types of data require different analytic methods appropriate to the form of the data and to the research question. This course aims to introduce students to some different types of quantitative public health data, with a focus on secondary dataset analysis, and to give students the opportunity for hands-on learning of epidemiological data analysis skills. The course is relevant to any student interested in a career in public health or health research, or to those wishing to extend their statistical skills to analysis of public health data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define questions of public health significance appropriate to secondary dataset analysis
- Design an analysis plan
- Perform a descriptive analysis
- Identify and use appropriate statistical analytic approaches and methods
- Identify limitations of data analyses
- Communicate findings for public health action
Other InformationStudents enrolled in this course should have completed an undergraduate degree and Masters level courses on Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics from a recognised School of Public Health (either in Australia or internationally), or completion of Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Fundamentals of Biostatistics short courses held at the ANU, or equivalent experience. Students wishing to do this subject, but do not have these prerequisites should contact the convener.
- Online exam (40) [LO 3,4]
- Written assignment (statistical analysis plan) (20) [LO 1,2]
- Written assignment (statistical analysis report) (40) [LO 3,4,5,6]
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The course is available both in person and online. Students who choose to take this course in person are expected to attend lectures (2-3 hours per week face-to-face sessions) including self-study which will include preparation for assignments. Online students will engage with the material throughout the semester and will receive the same level of support via email and online mechanisms.
Prior to the start of Semester all students must complete an introductory online non-assessable quiz.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Population Health to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Betty Kirkwood & Jonathon Stern. Essential Medical Statistics. 3rd Edition. Blackwell Science, Oxford 2012. ISBN: 1405158964
Understanding of basic epidemiology and biostatistics.
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