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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 hours/wk over semester weeks1 to 6. |
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional tasks, reading and preparation equivalent to a total additional time commitment of 80 to 90 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorCentre for MEGA Epidemiology, Pop Hlth
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides an introduction to epidemiological and biostatistical concepts and methods, and their application in the assessment and management of health issues in a range of clinical and population-based settings. Methods are taught in an applied context to enhance core skills and develop an awareness of current issues in epidemiological research and practice. Subject content includes an introduction to disease causation and measures of population health, including disease burden and the distribution of disease determinants. This subject also introduces basic demography, including population structure and sampling methods, and introduces students to epidemiological research study designs. Key skills covered include how to set up datasets, tabulate, graph and explore health data and carry out basic descriptive analyses using the Stata statistical software package.
Subject Objectives: On completion of this subject, students are expected to:
|Assessment:||One 1 hr computer-based assessment task (5%) in week 5, one take home 1500 word assessment task (25%) due week 5. and one assignment of up to 2500 words (70%) due a few weeks after the end of coursework|
|Recommended Texts:||Webb P, Bain C & S Pirozzo Essential Epidemiology. Cambridge University Press: 2005, and |
BR Kirkwood and JAC Sterne, Essential Medical Statistics Second Edition, Blackwell Science, 2003.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students are expected to: |
• Develop basic descriptive analytical skills
• Begin to develop the epidemiological frameworks to recognise and describe research methods
• Become familiar with the language and terminology used in epidemiology
• Develop skills in writing reports on health data
• Develop the ability to plan and prioritise reading and assessment tasks
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
This subject, taken in conjunction with 505-970 Epidemiology and Analytic Methods II, replaces 505-101 and 505-102 as a core subject for the MPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics stream.Subject Coordinator: Dr Catherine Bennett 8344 0736
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare |
Master of Epidemiology
Master of Public Health
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