University of Technology Sydney

090022 Advanced Epidemiology

6cp; online only (15 hours per week + assessments); availability: online coursework degrees students only
Requisite(s): 090013 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject covers critical knowledge that public health practitioners and health researchers need concerning epidemiology. It enables students to develop a detailed understanding of, and skills in, epidemiological study designs that are necessary for the conduct of public health research and critical appraisal of the public health literature. Topics covered in this subject include the major study designs of descriptive studies, cohort studies, case control studies, and randomised controlled trials. There is also a focus on the synthesis of research data, including systematic reviews and meta analyses. The subject helps students to build knowledge and skills in interpretation and application of research methods for policy and practice in public health contexts.

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