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Biomedical sciences and society (6 points)


Leader: Assoc Prof D Taylor (Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine)

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Applications of epidemiological and statistical methods to typical problems from biomedical literature. Ethical and legal issues, especially the terms set out by society for the conduct of biomedical endeavour. Much emphasis is placed on epidemiological principles, research study design, diagnostic and screening tests and statistical analysis of data.

Assessment: Written examination: 50% + Critical appraisal of biomedical literature: 25% + Research Study Design: 25%

Contact Hours: Biostatistics 3 hours per week, Epidemiology/Ethics 3 Hours per week

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