Back To Programme

Unit Code: EPI831

Unit Name: Applied Epidemiology

Description: This course provides an epidemiological approach to the study of disease patterns and their determinants in populations and its application to promote, protect and restore health. The course will also cover the application of study designs to address research questions relevant in different health settings along with the strengths and weaknesses of each study design.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Discuss epidemiological concepts and its application in health. 2. Evaluate various epidemiological study designs, and their strengths and weaknesses, including biases in each study. 3. Discuss and calculate measures of disease frequency and association. 4. Apply epidemiological principles for assessing causal association and for the prevention and control of diseases and other adverse health events.

Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirement.

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 20

Offered In: Semester 1,2