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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims toincrease the knowledge of students in epidemiological methods and theory,building on the material covered in Health Data for Decision Making:Epidemiology and Biostatistics (PHE5HDD). At the completion of thissubject, students will be expected to have a comprehensive understandingof the methods and application of descriptive and analytical epidemiology,explain the uses of different epidemiological study designs, understand theeffect of bias, chance and confounding on epidemiological studies, andcritically appraise published epidemiological studies. Students willexplore in detail some of the practical applications of epidemiology.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites PHE5HDD


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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential Epidemiology (3rd Ed).PrescribedWebb, Bain and Page (2017)CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: CAMBRIDGE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explore in detail the methods and applications of descriptive and analytical epidemiology and differentiate these methods and their application

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02. Explain and communicate the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs

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03. Critically appraise epidemiological studies

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04. Apply skills to solve problems relating to the use of principal epidemiological concepts

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