PUBH5802 Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2021 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is taught at an intermediate to advanced level and assumes that students have completed PUBH5785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data (formerly PUBH8785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data) or have equivalent knowledge. Advanced principles of healthcare epidemiology are combined with hands-on practical exercises in the implementation of computing solutions. The modular structure of the unit provides students with a theoretical grounding on each topic, followed by a training session on the corresponding computing solutions. Students use de-identified data files in the hands-on exercises. The computing component of the unit assumes a basic competence in the preparation of computing syntax for programs such as SPSS, SAS or STATA and familiarity with the statistical analysis of linked data files at an introductory to intermediate level.
- Students are able to (1) develop an advanced understanding of the principles of epidemiologic measurement and research methods for the conceptualisation and construction of measures of healthcare utilisation and outcomes based on complex, multi-sourced linked data sets; (2) apply skills in the analysis of linked institutional, pharmaceutical and primary care healthcare data; (3) identify sources of error in epidemiologic measurement, the difference between confounding and effect modification, and advanced research methods, including regression models used in risk adjustment in health services research; (4) perform advanced statistical analyses on dynamic and longitudinal health data, including time series analysis, actuarial survival analysis, Poisson and Cox regression; (5) perform the manipulation of multiple large linked data files; (6) write computing syntax to prepare complex linked data files for analysis,; (7) classify exposure and outcome variables for the purposes of linked data analysis
; and (8) produce detailed results from advanced statistical procedures.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a reflective learning journal from laboratory sessions and (2) a take-home assignment exercise. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor David Preen
- Unit rules
- PUBH5785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data (formerly PUBH8785 Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data) or equivalent skills and experience. The computing component of the unit assumes a facile competence in the preparation of computing syntax for programs such as SPSS, SAS or STATA and familiarity with the statistical analysis of linked data files at an introductory to intermediate level.
- Contact hours
- offered intensively (1 week full-time)
- This is an advanced unit in analysis of linked health data and is taught every second year in even years.
Students are provided with comprehensive notes. There is no recommended text.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
- If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, 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.