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HSH205 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Melissa Graham


HBS108 or SLE101 or 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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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