0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
DAY mode: Associate Professor Dianna Magliano
DE mode: Dr Monira Hussein
To be taken concurrently with MPH6041 together they are prerequisites for clinical epidemiology elective units. Contents: rates, sources of data, descriptive & analytical epidemiology, epidemiological study designs, critical appraisal of literature, screening, prevention, exposure assessment, outbreak investigation, confounding & bias.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain and contextualise the purposes of descriptive and analytical epidemiology;
- explain and contextualise the concepts of study questions, population, sampling, exposure assessment, bias and confounding;
- analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs;
- critically analyse epidemiological papers from the medical research and OHS literature;
- evaluate the adequacy of exposure assessment in epidemiological studies;
- interpret and communicate the results of epidemiological studies; and
- solve complex problems relating to the use of epidemiological concepts and study designs.
Examination (MCQ/SAQ) (2.5 hours) (45%)
Written assignment (15%)
Test (MCQ) (45 minutes) (25%)
Written task (500 words) (5%)
Online quiz (SAQ) (1 hour) (5%)
2 contact hours per week for on-campus students.
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Off-campus attendance requirements
2 day compulsory on-campus block for off-campus students.