EPIDEMIOLOGY 1

PHE5EPI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you with an introduction to epidemiological methods and theory. At the completion of this subject, you will be able to explain the methods and applications of descriptive and analytical epidemiology, explain the uses of different epidemiological study designs, understand the effect of bias, chance and confounding on epidemiological studies, and critically appraise published epidemiological studies. You will understand the role of epidemiology in supporting public health activities and will be introduced to some of the practical applications of epidemiology.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe subject is a core subject of the Master of Public Health.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Essential Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorWebb, P. & Bain, C.

Year2011

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: CAMBRIDGE.

ISBNN/A

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Introduction to Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMerrill, R., Timmereck, T.

Year2006

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherJONES AND BARTLETT PUBLISHERS

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLast, J.

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Social Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBerkman, L., Kawachi, I.

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Basic Epidemiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBeaglehole, R., Bonita, R., Kjeltstrom, T.

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWHO, GENEVA

ISBNN/A

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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. Identify and explain common indicators used to measure population health status
02. Explain the methods and applications of descriptive and analytical epidemiology
03. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs
04. Critically appraise epidemiological papers from the public health literature
05. Solve problems relating to the use of principal epidemiological concepts
06. Explain the uses of epidemiology in the practice of public health

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Nine 4.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1 - short answer questions and calculations (1,000-words equivalent)This assessment consists of short answer questions and calculations. This assignment consists of 1000 words.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Assignment 2 - short answer questions and calculations (1,500-words equivalent)This assessment consists of short answer questions. This assignment consists of 1500 words.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4

In class Assessment - short answer questions and calculations (2,500-words equivalent)This assessment consists of short answer questions and calculations. This assessment consists of 2500 words.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6