EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

PHE3EPI

2021

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. You will prepare a research proposal for testing a new solution to a current public health problem. In this subject you will make use of publicly available health data and published studies to explore contemporary concepts and issues in public health. Learning will be through investigating issues to gain understanding of appropriate population statistics and research designs. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, which entails developing ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas and taking calculated risks to create change.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE2AHR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Essential Epidemiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWebb, Bain and Page

YearN/A

Edition/Volume3nd Ed

PublisherCambridge

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the role of epidemiology in the practice of public health.
02. Understand and apply the methods of descriptive and analytical epidemiology.
03. Understand the main strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs.
04. Critically appraise epidemiological papers from the public health literature.
05. Be able to apply epidemiological methods in a variety of situations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Self directed. To be completed prior to workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour exam (2,000-words equiv.)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Assignment 1: Quiz (1,200-words equiv)Short and moderate length answer questions and calculations

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Assignment 2: Public health research proposal plan (600-words equiv.)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Self directed. To be completed prior to workshop.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour exam (2,000-words equiv.)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Assignment 1: Quiz (1,200-words equiv)Short and moderate length answer questions and calculations

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Assignment 2: Public health research proposal plan (600-words equiv.)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4