University of Technology Sydney

95728 Introduction to Health Statistics

6cp; 1.5hpw, tutorial, on campus To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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Recommended studies:

36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition


The correct use and interpretation of data is important for planning and decision making in public health and the health system. Students undertaking this subject establish the knowledge and skills required to analyse and interpret health data, and to critically evaluate the results of epidemiological studies. This subject covers the most common statistical concepts and tests used in health science including descriptive and inferential statistics. Learning in the subject focuses on the interpretation of output and the appropriate use of methods of analysis rather than computing or programming skills. On completion of this subject, students are able to select the appropriate statistical analyses taking research questions and study designs into account.

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