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HSH744 - Epidemiology 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Jo Williams

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: Equivalent 2 hours per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Note:

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

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

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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