Research Methods courses

CEBU offers a core sequence of research methods courses.

The sequence begins with Designing Your Research Study, which focusses on developing and clarifying the research question (with the understanding that most questions have a fundamentally causal nature), followed by Introduction to Biostatistics, which covers the key underlying concepts and most commonly used methods of statistics, and concluding with Observational Studies: Modern Concepts and Analytic Methods, which focusses on the challenges of causal inference in observational (non-randomised) studies, with an introduction to regression methods.

It is strongly recommended that the first three courses be taken in sequence, because the later ones assume familiarity with concepts, language and techniques introduced earlier.

University of Melbourne
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) is a working partnership between MCRI and the University of Melbourne.