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MPH2084

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor M Sim

Synopsis

This unit will give students skills in accessing interpreting relevant occupational and environmental health information. This unit will include a sound understanding of the methods used in the design & analysis of epidemiological studies related to workplace hazards, methods used in systematic reviews and methods used to search the OEH literature and other data sources.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Undertake a search of relevant occupational and environmental health and safety literature;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the epidemiological methods used in occupational and environmental health studies;
  3. Critically appraise the findings of occupational and environmental health studies and other relevant data sources;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods used in systematic reviews of the literature;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods used in evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.

Assessment

Short answer examination during block week (30%)
Three written exercises (60%)
On-line discussion (10%).

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Malcolm Sim

Contact hours

18 hours over 3 days

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad