PUB HLTH 4075 - Introduction to Epidemiology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 4075 Course Introduction to Epidemiology Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Restrictions Available to HHLTH and HMEDS students only Course Description The aim of this course is to give students a grounding in the basic concepts of epidemiology. Students will gain knowledge about: measuring and interpreting patterns of disease occurrence; routine sources of data, their strengths and limitations; study designs used in epidemiology and when to apply them; epidemiological models of causation; and will begin to critically appraise epidemiological literature with reference to issues of study design and interpretation of results.
Course StaffCourse Coordinator: Professor Peng Bi
Phone: +61 8313 3583
Location: Level 8 Hughes Building
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Course Learning Outcomes
University Graduate Attributes
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University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3, 7, 8 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5, 7, 8 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 4, 7, 8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3, 8 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-8 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 5, 7, 8
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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