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Postgraduate | ACU-PUBH621 | 2024

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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About this subject

  • On successful completion of Epidemiology, students should be able to:

    1. Describe epidemiological concepts and methods and their importance to public health practice (GA5).
    2. Identify, calculate and interpret epidemiological measures (GA5, GA6).
    3. Compare and contrast major epidemiological study designs, especially in relation to appropriateness of study design, major features, strengths/limitations and interpretation of results (GA4, GA5).
    4. Critically appraise epidemiological research, particularly in relation to underlying study design and inferences made from results (GA2, GA5, GA6, GA8).
    5. Assess epidemiological information and integrate epidemiological concepts and methods to public health practice, such as screening programs, disease surveillance and research (GA2, GA5, GA6, GA8).
    6. Critically appraise epidemiological research or evaluation of a public health program, particularly in relation to study design and inferences made from results (GA4, GA5, GA8).

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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