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Statistical methods in epidemiology (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor A Forbes

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Explores regression methods used in epidemiological research through research data analysis & critical appraisal of published articles. Covers traditional methods of linear, logistic poisson & proportional hazards regression models, examining their specification, fitting & diagnostics. Also modern methods such as bootstrap handling of clustered & repeated measures data & introduction to generalised additive models. Combination of formal lectures, discussion sessions & data analysis using laptop computers.

Assessment: Written assignments + Oral presentation + Class exercises

Contact Hours: 2 contact hours per week

Prerequisites: MPH2000

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