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BSTA5210: Regression Modelling for Biostatistics 1 (RM1)

2024 unit information

The aim of this unit is to lay the foundation of biostatistical modelling to analyse data from randomised or observational studies. These skills are essential for biostatistics in practice and will be used by students for the remainder of their Master of Biostatistics studies. This unit will introduce the motivation for different regression analyses and how to choose an appropriate modelling strategy. This unit will teach how to use linear regression to analyse continuous outcomes and logistic regression for binary outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of results and checking the model assumptions. Stata and R software will be used to apply the methods to real study datasets.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code BSTA5210
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(BSTA5011 or PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
Corequisites:
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BSTA5002
Prohibitions:
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BSTA5007 or BSTA5008
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Explain the motivations for different regression analyses and be able to select and apply a suitable modelling approach based on the research aim
  • LO2. Analyse data using normal linear models, and be able to assess model fit and diagnostics
  • LO3. Analyse data using logistic regression models for binary data, and be able to assess model fit and diagnostics
  • LO4. Accurately interpret and manipulate mathematical equations that relate to regression analysis
  • LO5. Effectively communicate the outcomes and justification of a regression analysis

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

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