BM2001 - Epidemiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to level 2 Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory
Science and Bachelor of Science Students.
The subject includes a consideration of terms and methods used to describe the occurrence
of disease; the concept and measurement of cause and effect; factors affecting validity
and types and choice of diagnostic tests; the design and interpretation of clinical
- understand and apply the concepts of spatial, temporal and population patterns to
disease investigations and control;
- know the types of epidemiological data and be able to apply basic exploratory statistical
methods to such data;
- understand the relationships between cause and effect of disease;
- be able to design and analyse results of surveys, cross-sectional, case control, cohort
studies and randomised controlled trials; and understand the concepts of gold standard,
sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of diagnostic tests;
- know the meaning of terms used in epidemiology and be able to classify disease factors
into determinants and variables.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- other exams (30%)
- assignments (10%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest