Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
This subject is only available to students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Biostatistics and whose enrolment in that course commenced prior to 2016.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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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.
CoordinatorProf John Carlin
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Currently enrolled students:
Topics include: historical developments in epidemiology; sources of data on mortality and morbidity; disease rates and standardisation; prevalence and incidence; life expectancy; linking exposure and disease (e.g. relative risk, attributable risk); main types of study designs – case series, ecological studies, cross-sectional surveys, case-control studies, cohort or follow-up studies, randomised controlled trials; sources of error (chance, bias, confounding); association and causality; evaluating published papers; epidemics and epidemic investigation; surveillance; prevention; screening.
On completion of this subject students should be familiar with the major concepts and tools of epidemiology, the study of health in populations, and should be able to judge the quality of evidence in health-related research literature
One written assignment (approx 6 hours of work) due in Week 4 of semester (20%)
One written assignment (approx 12 hours of work) due in Week 8 of semester (40%)
One written assignment (approx 12 hours work) due at the end of semester (40%)
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material by mail, email, and online interaction facilities.
Webb P, Bain C. Essential Epidemiology, 2nd ed, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Student will also be provided with On-line course materials, tutorial support, assignment completion, and interaction facilities.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Independent problem solving, critical appraisal of research literature, clarity of written expression
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This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.
Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics |
Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics
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