This topic is ideal for those who wish to further develop their quantitative research skills using advanced biostatistical techniques. It improves their literacy in reading and critiquing methodology for journal articles in medicine and public health. The focus of the topic is very applied and not mathematical. Students will gain R programming experience applying model-building strategies and fitting advanced statistical models.
This topic aims to enable you to apply advanced biostatistical methods to address public health research questions. In particular, it aims to support you to reach a level of proficiency where you will be able to select the appropriate statistical analytical method to address specific research questions with a given data set, conduct the selected statistical analysis using R programming, present and interpret the results appropriately, and draw valid and insightful conclusions about the research question(s).