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92296 Epidemiology and Population Health

6cp; 3 x 7hrs (block)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject covers the essential knowledge that clinicians, project officers, health service managers and health service planners need concerning epidemiology and population health. It enables students to apply analytical strategies of epidemiology to the health service environment, and to assess, interpret and critically appraise the quality of evidence of health service studies. Topics covered include the social determinants of disease, the health of the Australian population, epidemiological methods and concepts, understanding epidemiological evidence and its limitations, using population health data, and how findings are used to support health services planning and management decisions. Students also have an opportunity to calculate and interpret measures of disease frequency, association and impact. An emphasis is placed on linking epidemiological theory population health with application in health services settings and decision-making.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus


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Access conditions

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