MATH5906 is an honours and postgraduate mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6


Cycle of offering: Variable

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information:  The Course outline will be made available closer to the start of term - please visit this website: www.unsw.edu.au/course-outlines

The course outline contains information about course objectives, assessments, course materials and the syllabus. 

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The online handbook entry contains up-to-date timetabling information.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5906, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

This course will provide an introduction to statistical methodology used in the conduct of randomised controlled clinical trials. We will start with an introduction to the basic philosophy and history of the randomised controlled trial, and discuss design issues such as methods of randomisation and sample size determination. Extensive use will be made of computer methods in analysing data sets.