This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials)
Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%)
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
PUBH5010 or BMRI5020