University of Technology Sydney

92483 Epidemiology and Global Population Health

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.
Requisite(s): (90 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Public Health AND 92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health) OR (92574 Introduction to Public Health AND 92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems AND 92571 Principles of Primary Health Care AND 92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health)
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Epidemiology provides the basis for significant public and global health decisions. This subject reinforces and extends the basic principles of epidemiology introduced in 92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health. It explores important epidemiologic concepts, including how to describe disease risk, common study designs, bias and confounding, and the importance of appropriate measures in epidemiological research in a global health context. Students are able to describe and analyse variation in health on a national, regional and global level and to explore causes of the variation. It examines global health within the context of social, environmental, economic and demographical changes. This subject provides an understanding of, and skills in applying the core epidemiological methods that are necessary for those seeking to work in a global health context.

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