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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Epidemiological research, rates and ratios, standardisation, bias, confounding and sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic and screening tests
    • Association and causation
    • Principles and evaluation of clinical trials, cohort and case control studies
    • Multivariable analyses: simple and multiple linear regression, two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)
    • Use of (SPSS) statistical software

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply epidemiological principles to their specific area of study within public health
  2. recognise and analyse appropriate epidemiological procedures according to study type
  3. critique and review epidemiological literature
  4. identify and interpret public health problems/issues to which epidemiological principals can be applied
  5. assess and apply multivariable statistical tests using STATA to relevant data sets
  6. analyse and use computer software packages (STATA) to analyse epidemiological data.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)

Special requirements

No special requirements

Epidemiological research, association and causation, rates and ratios, standardisation, bias, confounding and sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic and screening tests. Principles and evaluation of clinical trials, cohort and case control studies. Multivariable analyses: simple and multiple linear regression, two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and logistic regression. Use of (STATA) statistical software.

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