Introduction to Epidemiology
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- 12 Jul 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- provide evidence of your understanding of different epidemiological study designs and their strengths and weaknesses
- provide evidence of your ability to identify and address error and bias in research
- provide evidence of your ability to apply epidemiological concepts to the evaluation of research literature regarding evidence for and against causal associations
- demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others, both to their benefit and the benefit of their team members
- demonstrate an understanding of the calculation and interpretation of some basic epidemiological statistics
- Principles, theories and practice of epidemiology
- Epidemiological statistics
- Epidemiological study designs
- Research bias
- Future research
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health, health care delivery and human services. The subject content covers the broad areas of disease distribution, study design, basic quantitative measures, causality, interpretation of data and critical appraisal of the literature. These concepts are explored in the context of contemporary health and health care issues such as non-communicable diseases, cancer screening, mental health, domestic violence, disability and drug and alcohol addiction. The subject focuses on the development of essential skills for logical and scientific assessment and evaluation of the literature. Critical thinking, scientific and analytical competencies are emphasized throughout this subject which builds core skills essential to health and health services research, planning and evaluation of programs and policy formulation.
- x5 Quizzes (25%)
- Group Discussions (45%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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