University of Technology Sydney

92298 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 96339 Epidemiology and Population Health


This subject covers the essential knowledge that clinicians, project officers, health service managers and planners, and public health practitioners need concerning epidemiology and population health. It enables students to apply analytical strategies of epidemiology to the health service and public health environment, and to assess, interpret and critically appraise the quality of evidence of health service studies. Topics covered include epidemiological methods and concepts, understanding epidemiological evidence and its limitations, using population health data, and how findings are used to support public health and 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 public health and health services settings and decision making.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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