This online unit with an optional face-to-face component 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.
|Academic unit||Public Health|
|Unit name||Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology|
|Semester 2, 2021|
|Available to study abroad and exchange students||
Teaching staff and contact details
|Coordinator||Fiona Stanaway, email@example.com|