Introduction to Epidemiology
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Health Administration, Public Health
Taught In English
Successful completion of 24 credits is assumed knowledge.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewEpidemiology is the basic scientific method of public health. It is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of interventions to control health problems. Epidemiological methods are used to generate the evidence base for clinicians, health promotion specialists, health educators, nutritionists, and health service managers.Learning Outcomes
- Calculate and interpret basic epidemiological measures of disease (rates, proportions);
- Calculate and interpret the measures of association and health impact;
- Identify the major types of epidemiological studies and the major strengths and limitations of each study design;
- Distinguish causation from association; and critically evaluate published epidemiological studies.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.