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BSTA5012: Longitudinal and Correlated Data (LCD)

2024 unit information

This unit aims to enable students to apply appropriate methods to the analysis of data arising from longitudinal (repeated measures) epidemiological or clinical studies, and from studies with other forms of clustering (cluster sample surveys, cluster randomised trials, family studies) that will produce non-exchangeable outcomes. Content covered in this unit includes: paired data; the effect of non-independence on comparisons within and between clusters of observations; methods for continuous outcomes; normal mixed effects (hierarchical or multilevel) models and generalised estimating equations (GEE); role and limitations of repeated measures ANOVA; methods for discrete data; GEE and generalised linear mixed models (GLMM); methods for count data.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code BSTA5012
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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BSTA5210 or BSTA5211 or (BSTA5007 and BSTA5008)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Recognise the existence of correlated or hierarchical data structures, and describe the limitations of standard methods in these settings
  • LO2. Develop and analytically describe appropriate models for longitudinal and correlated data based on subject matter considerations
  • LO3. Be proficient at using statistical software packages (Stata and R) to fit models and perform computations for longitudinal data analyses, and to correctly interpret results
  • LO4. Express the results of statistical analyses of longitudinal data in language suitable for communication to medical investigators or publication in biomedical or epidemiological journal articles

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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