HSH744 - Epidemiology 1

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
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Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: Equivalent 2 hours per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Cloud (Online): Online independent and collaborative learning experiences, including a 1 hour online seminar per week


*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. 2017, Essential epidemiology: an introduction for students and health professionals (Third edition), Cambridge University Press.

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