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HSH744 - Epidemiology 1

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Jo Williams





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Equivalent 2 hours per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


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 task 1: Assignment 1 (equivalent 1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (equivalent 1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: 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

* 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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