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Unit Overview

Description

This unit provides students with knowledge and comprehension of statistical methods used in dental sleep medicine research.

Credit
6 points
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 dental sleep medicine 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; and (4) apply their understanding of the research methods to critically appraise the current evidence for the use of oral appliance therapy as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) critical evaluation; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Eastwood and Dr Jennifer Walsh
Unit rules
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340)
Contact hours
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.