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EPM5002  Mathematical background for biostatistics6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSLPostgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health SciencesLeader: Dr K. DearOffered
Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Offcampus) SynopsisCore topics in algebra and analysis, including polynomial and simultaneous equations, graphs, concepts of limits, continuity and series approximations, including Taylor series expansions. Calculus is used to describe techniques of integration and differentiation of vector expressions. Study of probability, concepts of probability laws, random variables, expectation and distributions. Essential topics in matrix algebra relevant to biostatistical methods. Essential numerical methods, including NewtonRaphson method for solution of simultaneous equations and concepts of numerical integration. Objectives
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
Assessment
Written assignments 