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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5190

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
157003

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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 3)

Course aim

To enable the evaluation of quality and validity of health data, and to highlight the importance of appropriate use and handling of data when answering research questions relevant for public health.

Course content

The course will introduce the students to various types of health data, including an introduction to publicly available data resources.  There will be a strong focus in developing practical skills required to acquire and manage data, which will be largely done using the Stata package.  The course will cover ethical, legal and political issues related to the use of health data (including those from indigenous populations), and evaluate the strengths and limitations of various types of data.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Tutorial 6.5 hours x 5 days
Practical 2 hours x 4 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
External (Online Activities) 40 hours over 8 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 WEST (INTENSIVE)
Quiz - 40% 60 minutes
Assignment 2000 words 60% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE (INTENSIVE)
Quiz - 40% 60 minutes
Assignment 2000 words 60% -

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.

Non-award enrolment
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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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