APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY B

PHE5AEB

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit is only offered to fellows of the Victorian Public Health Training Scheme. In this unit, students are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles, purposes, limitations and applications of different epidemiological study designs including qualitative and quantitative applications. Students will become familiar with Epi Data, Epi Info 6d and Stata 8 as database design and analysis tools. Students bring to the class datasets from their placements or are provided with datasets from previous epidemiological studies and are required to clean, analyse and interpret the data. In the context of discussing these exercises students are encouraged to think through the implications of study purpose design, data collection and management analysis and interpretation, as well as the methods involved in the management of large and small and datasets and data analysis.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPriscilla Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA dictionary of epidemiologyPrescribedLast, J M (ed) 2001OUP
ReadingsHandbook of public health methodsPrescribedKerr, C, Taylor, R, Heard, G (eds) 1998MCGRAW HILL
ReadingsCausal relationships in medicineRecommendedElwood, M J 1996OUP
ReadingsEpidemiologic researchRecommendedKleinbaum, D G, Kupper, L, Morgenstern, H 1994VAN NOSTRAND REINHOLD, NEW YORK
ReadingsField epidemiologyRecommendedGregg, M 20022ND EDN, OUP
ReadingsInvestigating disease patterns: the science of epidemiologyRecommendedStolley, P D and Lasky, T 1996SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARY, NEW YORK(CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

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