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Postgraduate 
(MED)

Leader: Prof J Anderson
Offered:
MMSALFRED First semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: Descriptive statistics  graphs and tables. Theoretical and empirical probability distributions  chisquare, student'st, binomial, Poisson, standard normal. Basic statistics  mean, median, mode, minimum, maximum, standard deviation, proportion. Standard errors, confidence intervals and their construction. Paired and unpaired ttests. Chisquare and Fisher's exact for contingency tables. Nonparametric tests, correlation and bivariate regression. Relative risks and Odds ratios.
Objectives: On completion of this unit students should be able to: 1. perform simple statistical analyses of small data sets by hand; 2. identify the appropriate technique for data analysis; 3. obtain pvalues from tables; 4. distinguish between clinical and statistical significance; 5. understand the concept of a Type I and Type II error and identify where these may have occurred; 6. calculate and explain the interpretation of simple confidence intervals.
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Assessment: Midsemester + Final examinations
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours per week
Corequisites: MPH1030