EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH METHODS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will develop an understanding of epidemiological study designs and research concepts of direct relevance to the role of food and nutrition in the prevention, causation and management of disease. Nutrition measurement techniques for the assessment of diet and body composition of individuals and populations are covered in depth. The course covers sources of data on mortality and morbidity, measures of disease prevalence, incidence and risk, chance, bias and confounding variables of relevance to nutritional epidemiology. Standard parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques will be reviewed and students will have the opportunity to use statistical software programs to analyse a population dataset.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSue Shepherd
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: Must be enrolled in HZHSDP - Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Dietetics Practice, HBHN - Bachelor of Human Nutrition and must pass DTN2PNU and 120 credit points at year level 1, or must be enrolled in HMDP-Master of Dietetics Practice. All other students require subject coordinator approval.
Special conditions Students must be enrolled in course codes: HBHN, HZHSDP or HMDP or obtain approval from subject coordinator.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Essential epidemiology: an introduction for students and health professionals||Prescribed||Webb, P. Bain, C. & Pirozzo, S. 2011||2ND EDN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, UK, CAMBRIDGE|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSue Shepherd
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via online.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"As part of this students will need to complete 10-hours in computer labs."
|one 1500-word assignment||35|
|one 2-hour written examination||40|
|one 20-minute multiple choice test||10|
|one 500-word critical analysis assignment||15|