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Introduction to clinical research methods (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor D Taylor

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Differences between descriptive a& analytical epidemiology, strengths & weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs, & basic features of an intervention study. Parallel introduction to basic contepts & methods of biostatistics including confidence intervals, p-values & sample size, statistical comparison tests, regression models & survival analysis. Ethical issues in clinical research, questionnaire design principles & data management.

Assessment: Written assignments

Contact Hours: OCDL (10 contact hours over 2 days)

Off-campus attendance requirements: OCDL (10 contact hours over 2 days)

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