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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|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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