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PUBH5224: Advanced Epidemiology

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.

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

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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.