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PUBH5224: Applied Epidemiology

2024 unit information

This unit of study is intended for students who have completed Epidemiology Methods and Uses (or an equivalent unit of study) at a credit or higher level. It is designed to extend students' practical and theoretical knowledge of epidemiology beyond basic principles and in particular to give them a practical understanding of how epidemiological principles and practices are used in real world settings. Students are given an opportunity to acquire some of the practical knowledge and skills needed to undertake epidemiological research and also to consolidate their critical appraisal skills. Attendance is expected at ALL classes.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code PUBH5224
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or BSTA5011) and (PUBH5018 or FMHU5002 or BSTA5002)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise, understand, and discuss important methodological and practical issues involved in designing and conducting case-control studies, cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, and cancer cluster investigations
  • LO2. recognise, understand, and discuss important methodological and practical issues involved in spatial epidemiological studies and genetic epidemiological studies
  • LO3. recognise and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the reporting of epidemiological issues in different fora, and to different audiences
  • LO4. understand the basic design aspects of some less commonly used epidemiological study designs.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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