Introduces the science of 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.
- General principles in epidemiology
- Measuring health
- Descriptive epidemiology
- Association and causality
- Analytic epidemiology
- Epidemiology and health policy
- Screening and prevention of chronic disease
- Communicable disease and epidemics
- Determinants of health
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||demonstrate competence in calculations associated with measurement in epidemiology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify and explain appropriate methodologies in the attribution of association and causation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate the environmental, social, and cultural determinants of health in the Australian context||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||source and present scientific literature related to common questions on population health and health policy||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||relate the natural history of disease to models for disease screening and prevention.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- This Textbook will be supplied by the Unit Assessor as a PDF: Bonita, R, Beaglehole, R & Kjellstrom, T, 2006, Basic Epidemiology, 2nd edn, World Health Organisation, Geneva. ISBN: 9789241547079.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.