|1.||Elaborate fundamental concepts in biostatistics in public health emphasizing the disciplines of nutrition and active living;|
|2.||Appraise the commonly used methods of analysis of data and exhibit specialised skills in handling data sets;|
|3.||Apply appropriate statistical methods to the design of a public health research study;|
|4.||Perform basic statistical analyses and present findings in a clear, concise and logical manner accessible to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and|
|5.||Critically evaluate statistical methods described and applied in global nutrition and active living literature in order to substantiate their potential contribution to the broader public health evidence-base.|
|Test||Quizzes throughout unit (1,500 words equivalent)||20%|
|Assignment||Written assignment (2,000 words)||30%|
|Report||Public health data analysis and report (2,500 words)||50%|
Basic biostatistics: Statistics for public health practice 2nd ed.
Gerstman, B.B., (2015)
Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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