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Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Unit Code: MPH5305

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


Epidemiology is a vital field of study within the health care sector, helping us better understand the occurrence and distribution of health events affecting large populations. In ‘Epidemiology: concepts and applications’ you will explore a range of topics essential to parsing epidemiological data and research, including: rates, sources of data, descriptive and analytical epidemiology, epidemiological study designs, critical appraisal of literature, screening, prevention, exposure assessment, outbreak investigation, confounding and bias. Students are expected to be competent at mathematics to a year 7 level