PUBH 7003 Approaches to Epidemiology
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400856
Coordinator Christine Taylor Opens in new window
Description This subject presents the principles, strategies and activities associated with social epidemiology and the contribution that this epidemiology makes to the understanding of health and illness of individuals, families and communities. Consideration of social epidemiology in supplementing classical approaches is included, as is consideration of primary health care epidemiology in relation to health service delivery and planning. Students will explore the consequences of primary health care decision making that will enable evidence-based health care practice and relate it to their practice.
School Nursing & Midwifery
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 9174 - Approaches to Epidemiology
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- critically examine the concepts that underpin classical epidemiology
- critically analyse the concepts and use of social epidemiology
- compare and contrast classical and social epidemiology and their applications particularly in primary health care practice
- evaluate the methods of measurement in all forms of epidemiology
- analyse and evaluate the appropriateness of various epidemiological models in a variety of health care settings and related health care practice
- apply communication and other technologies effectively in personal and professional learning in a collaborative learning environment
introduction and foundation to epidemiology
assumptions underlying primary health care epidemiology
concepts of primary health care epidemiology
methods of measurement (descriptive and analytic)
epidemiology in planning and service delivery
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Analytical Paper||2500 words||60||N||Individual|
|Asynchronous discussion board participation 3 threads: Activity A - Introductory discussion; Activity B - Inquiry Based discussion; Activity C - Explorative based discussion||Max. 250 words each||S/U||Y||Individual|
- There is no essential textbook.