Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you with an understanding of the role of epidemiology and biostatistics in Public Health. You will be introduced to the main concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics and how these are applied to identify and address Public Health problems. You will be introduced to a statistical software package and will learn how to use this to perform various analyses. You will learn how to interpret the results of epidemiological and biostatistical tests.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Learning resources

Essential Medical Statistics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKirkwood, B. & Sterne, J.



PublisherBlackwell Publishing


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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 and implement the epidemiology and biostatistics principles in public health.
03. Explain, differentiate, and apply fundamental epidemiological and biostatistical concepts.
04. Calculate, interpret and communicate epidemiological measures.
05. Recognise, generate, interpret and communicate descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Conducted online via Zoom

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Online via LMS


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer questions and calculations (1,500-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

Short answer questions and calculations (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO5

One 2-hour exam (,2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

12 x Weekly online quiz. Multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations (600 word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5