Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit||Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine|
|Offered||Alfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Day)|
Alfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Sylvia Pomeroy / Professor M Abramson|
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.
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.
Written / online weekly assessment tasks 50%
Final assignment 50%
15 contact hours over 2 days