Introduction to Epidemiology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Epidemiology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of 24 credits is assumed knowledge.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Epidemiology 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
    1. Calculate and interpret basic epidemiological measures of disease (rates, proportions);
    2. Calculate and interpret the measures of association and health impact;
    3. Identify the major types of epidemiological studies and the major strengths and limitations of each study design;
    4. Distinguish causation from association; and critically evaluate published epidemiological studies.

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