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Introduction to Biostatistics

Event Details

Course Title: Introduction to Biostatistics

First course
Course commences:    14 May 2018
Course concludes:       18 May 2018

Second course
Course commences:    22 October 2018
Course concludes:       26 October 2018

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm each day

Room 1.053
Health Education & Learning Precinct (HELP)
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Level 1 West Building
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road

Duration: 5 half day sessions
$275.00 for internal applicants * Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOPs only
$1100.00 for external applicants
$660.00 for external full-time students 

Course Details

A comprehensive introduction to the most commonly used methods of statistical analysis in clinical research, with an emphasis on the key underlying concepts and the interpretation of statistical findings including an introduction to the basic principles involved in determining the number of participants that need to be included in a quantitative study.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Descriptive statistics & Introduction to statistical inference (standard error, confidence interval)
  • Continuous outcomes (confidence intervals, tests formeans)
  • Binary (dichotomous) outcomes (confidence intervals, tests for proportions, risk ratio, odds ratio)
  • Repeated measures (2 groups)
  • Introduction to regression
  • Sample size estimation: the basics

Materials supplied: full set of course notes
Participants to supply: calculator.
Refreshments: morning tea will be provided.


The process for registering for CEBU courses is changing from 2018.  Registration will now be via Trybooking whether you are paying via cost centre transfer, invoice or credit card. The Trybooking link is available on the information page for each course.  Please note there is an additional Trybooking fee of 30 cents per registration which will be applied when your register online.

Internal participants:
Please contact Marian Chandler via email prior to accessing Trybooking if you want to organise a cost centre transfer or invoice.  Marian will provide you with a unique promotional code which will allow you to proceed to the checkout without entering payment details. The cost centre transfer process remains the same whereby you should advise your admin/finance person to arrange the transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 68092 and CC Marian into the correspondence so that payment can be confirmed.

Please DO NOT book directly through Trybooking then organise a reimbursement/cost centre transfer after the event. This creates an additional workload for both CEBU and the finance department.

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to register.

Cancellation of registration: No refund of payment will be paid for cancellations or swapping of course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.

Register here for Introduction to Biostatistics 

Marian Chandler
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
T: 9936 6049