Equips students with the basic skills and concepts of epidemiology that can be applied in the clinical practice of medicine, nursing, allied health or public health. It will also prepare students to critically read the scientific literature.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Critically examine the concept of health and its parameters.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Explain the historical context of population health and evaluate the current health status of the Australian population.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Analyse and evaluate epidemiological methods and epidemiological measurement in health care.||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Explain the role of epidemiology in the determination of causation in communicable and non-communicable disease, and the relevance of environmental, social and cultural determinants of health.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Interpret and critically evaluate different types of epidemiological studies in the literature.||Intellectual rigour|
|6||Apply epidemiology to the determination of health care priorities in Australia and the development and implementation of health care strategies.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Friis, RH & Sellars, TA, 2014, Epidemiology for public health practice, 5th edn, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts. ISBN: 13: 9781449665494.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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