ANHB5456 Clinical Research and Biostatistics

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
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)
Co-requisites:
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
Incompatibility:
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).
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.