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Unit details

HSH744 - Epidemiology 1

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

C Stevenson

Contact hours:

equivalent 2 hours per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit aims to enable public health practitioners to use quantitative research as a fundamental input to their practice. It focuses on building students‟ abilities to interpret and critically evaluate relevant epidemiological research literature including reports, research articles and systematic reviews. The unit aims to enable students to understand the main uses of epidemiology in public health explore basic epidemiological study designs, tools and methods, interpret basic study findings in the epidemiological literature; and apply key issues in critically appraising health research literature.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (equivalent 1000 words) 20%, assignment 2 (equivalent 1500 words) 30%, and the final examination (2 hours) 50%.

Prescribed texts

Webb, P & Bain, C 2011, Essential epidemiology: an introduction for students and health professionals, Cambridge University Press.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$2560$3021

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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