The use of regression methods (e.g. linear, logistic, and Poisson regression) for answering scientific questions in the health sciences. Topics include fitting/interpreting regression models and scientific issues in their application (e.g. outcome parameterisation, model selection, missing data).
This paper builds on the materials of HASC413, and introduces advanced regression methods for health-related research. Topics include multiple regression for continuous and discrete response variables, model building and diagnostics, control for confounding and interaction.
|Paper title||Regression Methods: Health Science Applications|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,428.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,181.50|
- HASC 413
- PUBH 726, STAT 241, STAT 341
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipSci, MSc
- The prerequisite may be waived for students with an equivalent level of knowledge.
Suitable for students from any disciplines who are interested in learning advanced regression methods.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Simple linear regression
- Multiple regression
- Effect modification and interactions
- Model building: variable selection
- Model diagnostics and robust standard error
- Logistic regression
- Poisson and negative binomial models
- Introduction to other types of regression methods
- Missing data
E. Vittinghoff, D.V. Glidden, S.C. Shiboski, C.E. McCulloch. Regression methods in biostatistics linear, logistic, survival, and repeated measures models. Springer-Verlag, New York (2005).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- carry out appropriate regression analyses to answer health research questions
- gain skills in modelling fitting
- gain skills in model selection
- gain skills in interpretation of results