95749 Global Population Health6cp; 1.5hrs (lecture, online), 1.5hrs (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10410 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10396 Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10441 Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Languages and Cultures
Epidemiology provides the basis for significant public and global health decisions. This subject reinforces and extends the basic principles of epidemiology introduced in 95729 Introduction to Epidemiology. It explores essential epidemiologic concepts, including how to describe disease risk, standard study designs, bias and confounding, and the importance of appropriate measures in epidemiological research in a global health context. Students can describe and analyse variation in health on a national, regional and global level and to explore the causes of the variation. It examines global health within social, environmental, economic and demographical changes. This subject provides an understanding of and skills in applying the core epidemiological methods necessary for those seeking to work in a global health context.
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