EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESEARCH SKILLS FOR NUTRITION
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of epidemiology and epidemiological study designs and research concepts. These will be 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 will be covered in depth. You will cover 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 you will have the opportunity to use statistical software programs to analyse a population dataset.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesIn addition to the participation learning activities, namely lectures and workshops, you will also need to allocate time in completing non-assessed learning activities, assessment preparation and other related work to facilitate and support your participation in this subject. In terms of non-assessed learning activities, these include discussions forums, online Q&As and quizzes related to concepts, terms and definitions in epidemiology, research methods and biostatistics. Lastly, you will also have the chance to attend weekly drop-in sessions, where you will be able to receive further guidance from the tutors, but also discuss and clarify and concerns you might have.
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHN, HBNTS and must pass DTN2PNU and 120 credit points at year level 1; OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMDP, HBHNHK and no other rule applies. All other students require subject coordinator approval.
Incompatible subjectsDTN4EPI AND DTN404 AND DTN304
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Introduction to Epidemiology: Distribution
AuthorMacera C.A., Shaffer, R, Shaffer, P.M.
SPSS Survival Manual
PublisherAllen and Unwin
Essential epidemiology: an introduction for students and Health Professionals
AuthorWebb, P. Bain, C. & Pirozzo, S.
PublisherCambridge University Press, UK,
Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
AuthorPolgar S, Thomas SA
SPSS version 23.0 or 24.0
Resource TypeWeb resource
PublisherIBM - computer software
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Moschonis
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
As part of this workshop, students will be based in computer labs
Research poster (1750 words equivalent).
|Other||Individual||No||45||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
1 x 30-minute Module Multiple Choice Quizzes (500 words equivalent)
|Quizzes||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|
One 90-minute Final Exam Test (1500 words equivalent). This exam will also include a critical appraisal part of different study designs.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2|