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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5131

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100199

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2018.

Textbook(s)

Buettner, P. and Muller, R. 2011, Epidemiology, 1st edn, Oxford University Press , Australia & New Zealand

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of epidemiological concepts.

Course content

Epidemiology defined, variations in disease by time, place and person, sources of data, incidence, prevalence and other rates, causation, bias, confounding and effect modification, randomised controlled trials, drug trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, hybrid designs, sample size and power, relative risk, odds ratio, absolute risk reduction, number needed to treat, attributable risk, screening, diagnosis, ROC analysis.

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online Delivery) 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Quiz 2 hours 45% -
Essay: Study Proposal 2500 words 45% -
Contribution to General Discussion 500 words 10% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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