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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3046

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106103

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of epidemiological principles and methods and including managing and analysing health data using a common statistical package (SPSS).

Course content

Descriptive epidemiology; analytical epidemiology; measures of association; epidemiological study design; health data sources; data management; disease risk; causation and bias; descriptive and inferential statistics; data analysis.

Textbook(s)

Webb, Penny; Bain, Chris 2011, Essential Epidemiology: An introduction for students and health professionals, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Computer Practical 4 hours x 5 days x 2 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Computer Practical 4 hours x 5 days x 2 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
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Quiz - 20% 30 minutes
Portfolio 2500 words 40%
Test 40% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Quiz - 20% 30 minutes
Portfolio 2500 words 40%
Test 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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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

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