EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DEMOGRAPHY

PHE5EPI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you with an introduction to epidemiological methods and theory. At the completion of this subject, you will be able to explain the methods and applications of descriptive and analytical epidemiology, explain the uses of different epidemiological study designs, understand the effect of bias, chance and confounding on epidemiological studies, and critically appraise published epidemiological studies. You will understand the role of epidemiology in supporting public health activities and will be introduced to some of the practical applications of epidemiology.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The subject is a core subject of the Master of Public Health.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential Epidemiology (2nd Ed).PrescribedWebb, P. & Bain, C. 2011.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: CAMBRIDGE.
ReadingsA Dictionary of EpidemiologyRecommendedLast, J.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001
ReadingsBasic EpidemiologyRecommendedBeaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Kjeltstrom, T.WHO, GENEVA, 2000.
ReadingsIntroduction to Epidemiology, 4th editionRecommendedMerrill, R., Timmereck, T.JONES AND BARTLETT PUBLISHERS, 2006
ReadingsSocial EpidemiologyRecommendedBerkman, L., Kawachi, I.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2000

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain common indicators used to measure population health status

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02. Explain the methods and applications of descriptive and analytical epidemiology

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03. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs

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04. Critically appraise epidemiological papers from the public health literature

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05. Solve problems relating to the use of principal epidemiological concepts

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06. Explain the uses of epidemiology in the practice of public health

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Nine 4.0 hours lecture per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1This assessment consists of short answer questions and calculations. This assignment consists of 1000 words.20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
Assignment 2This assessment consists of short answer questions. This assignment consists of 1500 words.30 04
In class AssessmentThis assessment consists of short answer questions and calculations. This assessment consists of 2500 words.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06