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Introduction to Epidemiology

Postgraduate | TAS-CAM528 | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Introduction to Epidemiology

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Distinguish between different epidemiological study designs in relation to their major features, strengths and limitations.
    2. Identify and discuss how to address sources of error and bias in epidemiological research.
    3. Critically appraise epidemiological research in relation to validity and inference of causality.
    4. Communicate academic arguments effectively.
    5. Identify, calculate and interpret basic epidemiological measures of disease frequency and relative risk.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • TAS-MPH-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Public Health


  • TAS-SCM-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Communication
  • TAS-HIM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Information Management
  • TAS-CPH-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Independent Learning 8 hours weekly; Tutorial (Online) 1 hour fortnightly

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

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Master of Health Information Management

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Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy

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