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HSH205 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jenny Marks


One unit from HBS108, HNN108, SLE101, SLE115



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Mixed cloud (online) and face to face, equivalent to 3 hours per week


This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics within the context of public health and health promotion. It will assist students to understand, apply and interpret these methods and to critically appraise the health research literature.


Assessment task 1: Short answer written assignment (equivalent to 1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Cloud (online) multiple choice test (equivalent to 1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Carneiro, I. et al (2011). Introduction to Epidemiology, 2nd edition. Mcgraw Hill, Open University Press.

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