Enhances knowledge of biostatistics and pathogenesis of disease as they relate to epidemiology and population health and disease. Students will study the principles, methods and application of epidemiology in the identification, control and prevention of disease in the community.
Topic 1: General principles in epidemiology
Topic 2: Measuring health
Topic 3: Observational and experimental studies in epidemiology
Topic 4: Biostatistics
Topic 5: Causation and causal inference
Topic 6: Inter-relationships between host, agent, and environment in infectious disease epidemiology
Topic 7: Screening and the prevention of disease
Topic 8: Communicable disease and epidemics
Topic 9: Social, psychological, behavioural, cultural and environmental determinants of health
Topic 10: Future directions and current challenges in epidemiology
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||evaluate the current health status of Australians in the context of population health history||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||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||Cultural competence|
|3||perform basic methods of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis||Intellectual rigour|
|4||source scientific literature related to common questions on health and disease and critically evaluate different types of epidemiological studies||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|5||evaluate the approaches to disease surveillance and the underlying strategies for disease prevention||Intellectual rigour|
|6||critically review the principles required to investigate outbreaks and conduct screening to detect early disease||Intellectual rigour|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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