Semester 1 - Online
Semester 2 - Online
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The method of least squares; regression models and related statistical inference; flexible nonparametric regression; analysis of covariance to adjust for confounding; multiple regression with matrix algebra; model construction and interpretation (use of dummy variables, parameterisation, interaction and transformations); model checking and diagnostics; regression to the mean; handling of baseline values; the analysis of variance; variance components and random effects.
Intended learning outcomes
To enable students to apply methods based on linear models to biostatistical data analysis, with proper attention to underlying assumptions and a major emphasis on the practical interpretation and communication of results.
Independent problem solving, facility with abstract reasoning, clarity of written expression, sound communication of technical concepts
Last updated: 29 October 2019