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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5188

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
157002

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)

Course aim

To provide an overview of the principles and concepts underpinning epidemiology with emphasis on study designs, causal inference, data analysis and interpretation with application to specific diseases and conditions.

Course content

Introduction to epidemiology thinking; determinants and risk factors; pioneers in epidemiology and public health; causation and causal inference; role of epidemiology in public health; measuring disease occurrence and causal effects; types of epidemiologic studies; infectious disease epidemiology;  effect modification and interactions; chronic disease epidemiology; random error and the role of statistics; analysing simple epidemiologic data; study biases;  epidemiology in clinical settings and disease control.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop (Intensive) 4.5 hours x 10 days
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External (Online Delivery) 45 hours over 10 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
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Assignment 2500 words 40% -
Quiz - 45% 3 x 1 hour
e-portfolio - 15% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Assignment 2500 words 40% -
Quiz - 45% 3 x 1 hour
e-portfolio - 15% -

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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