Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn about the sources, interpretation and use of health-related data, including epidemiological surveillance databases and quantitative and qualitative clinical and research data. The collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and health services data to inform decision-making in public health practice (including health management and policy formulation) is emphasised. Students will gain skills in critical appraisal and application of evidence-based approaches to protecting, promotion, maintaining, and restoring the health of the community.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects PHE4HDE or PHE5HDE and must not be admitted in the following course codes HMPHC, HZPHID, HZHPHID, HZPHHA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and demonstrate understanding of the diverse sources of data which may be deployed in health care decision-making

Group assignment, Individual assignment I

02. Initiate different research and data collection strategies to match decision-making requirements

Group assignment, Individual assignment I, II

03. Critically evaluate research evidence generated by others and assess its usefulness

Group assignment, Individual assignment I, II

04. Develop effective and robust arguments with appropriately presented data to support evidence-based health care decision-making

Group assignment, Individual assignment II

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 32 - 40
Three 5.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10am -3pm on: 09/08/2018 06/09/2018 04/10/2018"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignmentThis assignment is undertaken early in the semester, to enable feedback to be applied to subsequent assessment.20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,000-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
Online group discussions (2500 words equivalent total)40 01, 02, 03, 04