units

MPH2002

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2012 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor M Abramson

Synopsis

The unit will cover applications of epidemiological techniques to clinical research including discussions of evidence, therapy, causation, variation and agreement, the normal range, diagnostic test selection, validation and interpretation, natural history and prognosis, bias, generalisability, systematic reviews and clinical guidelines.

Outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to critically appraise evidence relating to the causation, diagnosis, natural history, treatment and prognosis of disease.

Assessment

Written / online weekly assessment tasks 50%
Final assignment 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Michael Abramson

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 2 days

Prerequisites

MPH1040 and MPH1041

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

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