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BIOSTATS 6000 - Epidemiology

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Quota: A quota of 20 applies
Incompatible: PUB HLTH 7075 and PUB HLTH 4275
Assessment: Participation and quizzes 15%, assignment 1 - 20%, assignment 2 - 25% and exam 40%

On completion of this course 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. 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 (eg relative risk, attributable risk); main types of study design - 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.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12210 WR01 10 8 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm AHMS, 4050a&b, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 4pm AHMS, 4050a&b, Teaching Room
14073 WR02 20 18 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: This class is delivered entirely online.