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PS50112: Advanced statistics for use in health contexts

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • COURSEWORK 1 (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • COURSEWORK 2 (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PS50065 and take PS50066
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To equip students with the skills to use and interpret advanced multivariate statistics
* To provide an appreciation of the applications of advanced multivariate analysis in health and medicine.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students will
* Learn and understand how and why selected advanced multivariate analyses are computed.
* Practice conducting, interpreting and reporting analyses.

* To learn independently
* To critically evaluate and assess research and evidence as well as a variety of other information
* To utilise problem solving skills
Professional / Practical
* Advanced information technology and computing technology (e.g. SPSS)
* Independent working skills
* Advanced numeracy skills.

Introduction to power and sample size, multidimensional scaling, logistic regression, meta-analysis, structural equation modelling.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS50112 is available for Auditing on the following programmes:

Department for Health

PS50112 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

PS50112 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.