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Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a unit for anyone who has an interest in public health, the risks to it and the associated research. The unit covers a wide variety of information encompassing statistical understanding, such as experimental design, association, causation and sensitivity as well as the practice of statistical tests that are used to draw conclusions from data. Furthermore, the unit covers Epidemiology and its practises in depth. Biostatistics is key in the understanding of public health data, and this unit knits both topics together.
On completion of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, provided by Open Universties Australia and Curtin University, you will be able to understand different areas of study within public health according to epidemiological principles, you will also understand how these principles can be applied to solve public health problems. You will gain an understanding of the different types of epidemiological experiments and their meaning, and be able to review epidemiological literature. Finally you will be able to carry out statistical tests on real-life data, as well as use statistical packages such as STATA to analyse it.
Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in the following unit:
In this unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
And an approved elective in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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