EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS

PHE5EPB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an understanding of the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in public health. Students are introduced to the main concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics, sources of population data, and how these are applied to identify and address public health problems. Students will be introduced to statistical software packages and learn how to use these to perform statistical analyses. Students will learn how to interpret the results of key epidemiological and biostatistical tests.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents in this subject will undertake a series of topic-based workbooks, practical computer laboratories, individual and group exercises.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE5EPI OR PHE5HDD OR PHE5IST

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Essential Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWebb, P., Bain, C. & Page, A

Year2010

Edition/Volume2

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://ebookcentral.proquest.com.ez.library.latrobe.edu.au/lib/latrobe/detail.action?docID=605008

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

STATA IC Software

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/student-pricing/

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Essential Medical Statistics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKirkwood, B. & Sterne, J.

Year2003

Edition/Volume2

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://ebookcentralproquestcom.ez.library.latrobe.edu.au/lib/latrobe/detail.action?docID=624728

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. Comprehend the fundamental principles of epidemiology and biostatistics.
02. Explain how the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics can be applied in public health.
03. Explain, differentiate, and apply fundamental concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics.
04. Calculate, interpret and communicate epidemiological measures.
05. Recognise, generate, interpret and communicate descriptive and basic inferential statistics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

6 x weekly online multiple choice and short answer questions
and calculations (3,000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment and calculations (2,000 words
equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via video conference.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

6 x weekly online multiple choice and short answer questions
and calculations (3,000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment and calculations (2,000 words
equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 6, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 46 - 51
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 51
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

6 x weekly online multiple choice and short answer questions
and calculations (3,000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment and calculations (2,000 words
equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 46 - 51
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays at night from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via video conference.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 51
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

6 x weekly online multiple choice and short answer questions
and calculations (3,000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment and calculations (2,000 words
equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5