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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A/Professor R Wolfe


Confounding and effect modification, logistic regression, conditional logistic regression for matched case-control studies, linear regression, diagnostics to assess model fit, model estimation methods, Poisson regression for reates, Stata statistical software.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. learnt regression methods as applied to epidemiological data.
  2. gained an understanding of regression methods in terms of the epidemiological concepts of confounding and effect modification.
  3. the skills to apply regression methods to example datasets using statistical software on a laptop computer.
  4. gained an understanding and the skills to interpret regression methods in published articles on epidemiological research studies.


Two written assignments (50% each)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Rory Wolfe

Contact hours

2 x 2 Block days.


MPH1040 and MPH1041

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: