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
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHSDP, HZNDP, HBHN 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 OR DTN404
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Essential epidemiology: an introduction for students and Health Professionals
AuthorWebb, P. Bain, C. & Pirozzo, S.
PublisherCambridge University Press, UK,
Introduction to Epidemiology: Distribution
AuthorMacera C.A., Shaffer, R, Shaffer, P.M.
Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
AuthorPolgar S, Thomas SA
SPSS Survival Manual
PublisherAllen and Unwin
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
|Develop and present a research poster (1750 words equivalent) Poster based on research presentation applicable to discipline||N/A||N/A||No||45||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
|1 x 30 minute Module Multiple Choice Quizzes (500 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||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.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2|