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HUNT454 Nutritional Biostatistics

Fundamental biostatistical issues encountered in the design and analysis of quantitative/qualitative research projects. Topics include data description, basic probability concepts, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, regression models and study design.

Paper title Nutritional Biostatistics
Paper code HUNT454
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,559.81
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Teaching Arrangements
HASC413 (15 points) covers fundamental biostatistical issues encountered in the design and analysis of a quantitative research project. Topics include data description, basic probability concepts, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and regression models and basic study design. This is an existing paper which is run in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.
An additional assignment (5 points) is overseen in the Department of Human Nutrition. The purpose of the assignment is to give the students practice in application and interpretation of fundamental biostatistical skills. It aims to support work being undertaken by the students while planning thesis or dissertation work. Students have the choice of either:
  • Writing up a short report in the style of a peer reviewed journal
  • Writing a short grant application in the style of a Marsden or other grant.
Eligibility
The paper will assume a knowledge of basic algebra.
Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Rachael McLean
Paper Structure
This paper runs parallel to HASC 413. It consists of all of the classes and assessments for HASC 413.

An additional one-hour weekly class and an additional assignment are also required.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The main aim of HUNT454 is for students to learn how to analyse and interpret data in research studies and papers. This will prepare them for postgraduate research as part of either a MSc thesis, PGDip or BSc(Hons) research project/ dissertation.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 17-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-16:50 17-18

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-16:50 9-15, 19-22
AND
T1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Fundamental biostatistical issues encountered in the design and analysis of quantitative/qualitative research projects. Topics include data description, basic probability concepts, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, regression models and study design.

Paper title Nutritional Biostatistics
Paper code HUNT454
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Eligibility
The paper will assume a knowledge of basic algebra.
Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Paula Skidmore
Paper Structure
This paper runs parallel to HASC 413. It consists of all of the classes and assessments for HASC 413.
An additional one-hour weekly class and an additional assignment are also required.
Teaching Arrangements
HASC 413 (15 points) covers fundamental biostatistical issues encountered in the design and analysis of a quantitative research project. Topics include data description, basic probability concepts, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and regression models and basic study design. This is an existing paper which is run in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.
An additional assignment (5 points) is overseen in the Department of Human Nutrition. The purpose of the assignment is to give the students practice in application and interpretation of fundamental biostatistical skills. It aims to support work being undertaken by the students while planning thesis or dissertation work. Students have the choice of either:
  • Writing up a short report in the style of a peer reviewed journal
  • Writing a short grant application in the style of a Marsden or other grant.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The main aim of HUNT 454 is for students to learn how to analyse and interpret data in research studies and papers. This will prepare them for postgraduate research as part of either a MSc thesis, PGDip or BSc(Hons) research project/ dissertation.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 11:00-12:50 9-12, 15-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-16:50 17-18

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 19-22
AND
T1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22