Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (EPD1000)


Credit: 25

Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology enables students to learn core skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. Students critically appraise public health and clinical epidemiological research literature and perform basic statistical analysis. Students will encounter basic statistical and graphical description and analysis of epidemiological and biomedical data with appropriate graphs, tables, and summary measures; statistical inference and statistical hypothesis testing applied to problems in health and clinical medicine using parametric and non-parametric tests; calculation of common epidemiological measures of disease frequency and association such as incidence rate, prevalence, attributable risk, risk ratios and odds ratio; role and significance of inferential statistics such as confidence intervals and probability values. Various epidemiological research designs and their strengths and limitations as well as threats to the internal validity; role of chance, bias and confounding are included.

Delivery Mode

Semester 1Semester 2
Face-to-face (on campus)Face-to-face (on campus) 

Tuition Patterns

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Lecture2 hours weekly
Tutorial2 hours weekly


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