|1.||Generate and interpret inferential statistics including the outcome of biostatistical tests and demonstrate the skill to identify, differentiate, select, and apply biostatistical concepts as appropriate;|
|2.||Cross-examine the strengths and limitations of different epidemiologic approaches and study designs including cross-sectional studies, nested studies, and natural experiments;|
|3.||Undertake a descriptive analysis of the determinants and causes of significant population health problems among diverse populations/communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;|
|4.||Use statistical software programs to conduct biostatistical analysis of data and interpret results; and|
|5.||Explicate relevant priorities for future research and relevance to existing public health policy.|
|Other||Contribution to an e-Portfolio task on the strengths and limitations of two epidemiological approaches (500 words)||10%|
|Case Study||Application of biostatistics to an epidemiologic case study (2000 words)||40%|
|Report||Descriptive analysis of the determinants of a significant public health issue (2500).||50%|
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