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This course, designed for postgraduate study, aims to provide an understanding of statistics methodology and clinical appraisal for students undertaking study in a reproductive-health related Program. This course is a core subject for the proposed Programs 9014- Masters of Women's Health Medicine and can be undertaken as an elective course in the Programs 5514- Graduate Diploma in Women's Health Medicine and 7314- Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Medicine. This course aims to introduce students to research methodology and statistical analysis. Using examples drawn specifically from the field of reproductive medicine this course will also develop in students the ability to critically analyse/appraise literature pertinent to that area. It is likely to be most relevant to those working primarily in a reproductive health setting-in particular gynaecologists in training, sexual health physicians, primary care physicians and family planning practitioners as well as nurses, counselors and scientists with a special interest in this field.

The Course will cover 7 topics:

  • Introductory statistics and epidemiology overview (includes ecological studies)
  • Incidence and prevalence
  • Case controls studies
  • Cross sectional studies
  • Retrospective cohort studies
  • Prospective cohort studies
  • Randomised control trials

This Course is delivered entirely online. An online assessment (by Multiple Choice Questionnaire) completed at the end of each module contributes to the overall assessment. The remainder of the assessment will be determined by essay/s related to the topics covered during the Course. 

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours



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