• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ann-Maree Hughes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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, 2014: Weekly sessions on Tuesday mornings

Winter Session, 2014: Attendance and participation at a 4-day intensive 16-19 Sept, plus additional sessions on the following mornings: 23 Sept; 14 Oct and 4 Nov.






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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $2916
2006 $2916
2007 $2916
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4140 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5621 01 Sep 2014 08 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014 28 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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