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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1038

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106008

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

To develop students' understanding of the principles of population health and epidemiology within a global and national context.

Course content

What is epidemiology; what is population health; population health principles and application; what are desired and attainable health outcomes; define disease aetiology and apply it to disease control; key sources of health data; risk factors; measures of disease occurrence; association between lifestyle risk factors (nutrition, obesity, injury prevention and control, sexual health) and health outcomes; screening; randomised control trials; observational studies; choosing an appropriate research design; cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies; calculation of risk.

Textbook(s)

Büttner P, Muller R 2015, Epidemiology, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online) 2 hours x 9 weeks

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 6 x 20 mins 30% -
Poster 500 words equivalent 10% -
Assignment 2000 words 60% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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