EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR HEALTH

PHE3EPI

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is to extend your capacity to conceptualise, measure and discuss patterns of disease, risk and health-related conditions among populations. These are important in the development and understanding of evidence related to public health. With guest and expert presentations, we will review the use of publicly available health data, and published studies, to look at contemporary concepts and issues. Learning will be through investigating issues with an understanding of appropriate population statistics and research designs.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If enrolled in [HZHSID - Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of International Development or HZHSB - Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Business or AZAHS - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences] student must pass PHE2AHR. If enrolled in [HBHS (ME), HBHSB (BE) Bachelor of Health Sciences] student must have passed HLT2IEP and PHE2AHR.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HLT3EP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential epidemiology: an introduction for students and health professionals. 2nd EdPrescribedWebb, P, Bain, C & Pirozzo, S 2011CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour exam.35
Public health research proposal (equiv to 1,750 words).45
Workshop exercises (equiv to 600 words).20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDell Horey

Class requirements

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour exam.35
Public health research proposal (equiv to 1,750 words).45
Workshop exercises (equiv to 600 words).20