ANHB5456 Clinical Research and Biostatistics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
This unit provides students with knowledge and comprehension of statistical methods used in clinical science research and analytical skills necessary for interpreting clinical science research.
Students are able to (1) understand the most important principles underlying the application of the most common biostatistical techniques, including probability testing, comparing means and proportions, linear regression and correlation and parametric and non-parametric methods; (2) list examples of studies in clinical science which have used qualitative research techniques, quantitative research techniques and systematic reviews; (3) understand the different metrics used to assess research quality for both journals and individual publications; (4) critically evaluate current clinical science research; and (5) design a scientific research protocol.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) a critical evaluation and research protocol design; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood, Dr Jennifer Walsh & Dr Kathleen Maddison
Unit rules
completion of the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or [Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science (91250) and ANHB5452 Adult Sleep Science] or enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
for students enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) only: ANHB5457 Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science; for students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5533 Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Disordered Breathing
ANHB5531 Research and Biostatistics for Dental Sleep Medicine
Contact hours
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approximately 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approximately 100 hours).
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-1_2019_ONLINE]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-Z-3-2020]
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