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Teaching and Training :: MPhil in Demography :: STA502F

Biostatistics for Demographers

Postgraduate status. First semester. 2 x 2 hour lectures or practicals per week


Dr Francesca Little 


As for admission to degree

Duly Performed Requirements

Submission of both assignments. A sub-minimum of 40% for the assignments is required.


Two assignments                     50%

Final examination                    50%

A pass mark of 50% is required overall, with a 40% sub-minimum on each of the examination and semester mark


The students will be exposed to techniques of analysis of demographic and biomedical data. The course material will cover multiple linear, logistic regression and Poisson regression; analysis of longitudinal data; the analysis of event-history data and the analysis of survey data.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction: Revision of basic statistical concepts

  2. Statistical inference

  3. Design of studies

  4. Multiple linear regression

  5. Logistic regression

  6. Analysis of longitudinal data

  7. Survival analysis

  8. Analysis of survey data

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