University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOSTATS 6001EX - Mathematical Background for Biostatistics

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: External
Contact: Online
Restriction: Available to Grad Cert, Grad Dip, M Biostatistics, Master of Public Health, Master of Bioinformatics and Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Assessment: Assignments - functions and limits 20%, calculus 40%, linear algebra 40%

On completion of this course students will be able to follow the mathematical demonstrations and proofs used in biostatistics at Master's degree level, and to understand the mathematics behind statistical methods introduced at that level. The intention is to allow students to concentrate on statistical concepts in subsequent courses, with an understanding of the mathematics employed. Content includes: basic algebra and analysis; exponential functions; calculus; series, limits, approximations and expansions; linear algebra; matrices and determinants and numerical methods.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Independent Study
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15669 01EX 20 13 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.