Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 hours/wk (weeks 7-12) |
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.
|Prerequisites:|| - |
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Julie Simpson
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology
Tel: +61 3 8344 0732
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||This subject consolidates the basic principles covered in “Epidemiology and Analytic Methods I” and develops a more substantial understanding of epidemiological research, and in particular of the key concepts of confounding, information bias, stratification and statistical inference. Students are introduced to analytic methods for comparison of two means and two proportions, to stratified analysis to control confounding and tests for effect modification using the Stata statistical software package.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students are expected to: |
One assignment of up to 1000 words (25%) due in week 9 or 10
|Prescribed 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|
On completion of this subject, students are expected to:
Special computer skills required: Students are expected to have experience using the Stata statistical package for data managements and basic descriptive statistics.
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
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