- Code POPH8100
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Population Health
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Population Health
- Areas of interest Epidemiology
This course is offered in online mode only.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to
- Understand basic principles of epidemiology
- Identify key sources of population health data
- Calculate and interpret measures of disease frequency
- Describe and design basic epidemiologic studies and know the advantages and disadvantages of each design
- Define major sources of error and bias in epidemiologic research, assess the implications and identify approaches to minimise their impact
- Use epidemiologic reasoning to evaluate causal inference in epidemiologic studies and to critically review epidemiologic literature
- Communicate epidemiological information to professional and other audiences
- Reflect on the role of epidemiology in informing scientific, political, ethical and economic discussion of population and public health issues
Other InformationRecommended Course - POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health
POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health can be taken in conjunction with POPH8100.
- Participation 10% (LO 1-8)
- Short Quizzes 20% (LO 3-6)
- Online Exam 40% (LO 1-8)
- Critical Appraisal Essay 30% (LO 1-8)
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In Person delivery mode: 3 hours each Tuesday morning, comprising a mix of lecture and tutorials, plus 7 hours per week of associated study.
Online delivery mode: 10 hours per week of reading, online lessons, exercises and assessment preparation
note that the course is offered in both In Person and Online mode
in Semester 1, and in Online mode only in Semester 2
Requisite and Incompatibility
Webb P, Bain C and Page A. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals. 3rd Ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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