HEALTH DATA FOR DECISION MAKING: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS

PHE5HDD

2020

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 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 conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Essential Medical Statistics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKirkwood, B. & Sterne, J.

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBlackwell Publishing

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. 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, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO4
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO5
One 2-hour exam (,2000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
12 x Weekly online quiz. Multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations(600 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO4
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO5
One 2-hour exam (,2000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
12 x Weekly online quiz. Multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations(600 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

City Campus, 2020, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 42
Two 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.
"Conducted online via zoom"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 42
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.
"Online via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO4
Short answer questions and calculations (1,500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO5
One 2-hour exam (,2000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
12 x Weekly online quiz. Multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations(600 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5