School Of Health Sciences

Biostatistics in HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401381.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
John Bidewell

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  John Bidewell  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  John Bidewell  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit introduces concepts and practice of biostatistics related to public health, healthcare policy and practice, and health science generally. Evidence-based health professionals must be able to interpret and act upon quantitative data from research about the health of individuals, communities and populations; and factors affecting health including determinants of health, and the effects of policies and interventions on the health of individuals and groups. The unit covers essential principles of statistical reasoning, assumptions and methods applied to health scenarios. Learning is achieved by students exploring available statistical information and through analysis of numerical data sets.

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