• Offered by National Ctre for Epidemiology & Population Health
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Population Health
  • Areas of interest Epidemiology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ann-Maree Hughes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health in populations and the application of this study to improve health. The course will cover basic epidemiological concepts including study design; measures of disease frequency and association; bias, confounding and effect modification; causality; screening; and disease surveillance. The course will also introduce the basic tools necessary for using and interpreting population health data.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Recognise and define important population health questions
  • Identify and choose appropriate study designs
  • Calculate and interpret measures of disease frequency and association and confidence intervals around these measures
  • Identify and assess the implications of bias and confounding in epidemiological research
  • Identify key sources of population health data
  • Critically appraise epidemiological literature
  • Communicate epidemiological information to professional and other audiences
  • Reflect on the role of epidemiology in informing scientific, political, ethical and economic discussion of health issues

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%)

Online Quizzes (20%)

In-class Assessment (30%)

Critical Appraisal (40%)


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Workload

Semester 1, 2015: Weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings

Winter Session, 2015: Attendance and participation at an intensive in the week beginning 7 September, plus additional morning sessions on: 29 September; 13 October and 27 October.






Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the National Ctre for Epidemiology & Population Health to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Webb P, Bain C, Pirozzo S. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals. 2nd Ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Assumed Knowledge

Recommended Course - POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2498 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1538 17 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 13 Nov 2015 In Person

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