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MI5000 - Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Public Health, Medical, Veterinary or related sciences. Other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science.

Available to public health, medical, veterinary and related sciences graduate students. The subject is designed to give a solid foundation in applied biostatistics that can be used in medical and veterinary practice and upon which further studies in various medical, veterinary and related science disciplines can be built. The subject is delivered in external mode allowing students to complete the subject off-campus.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and interpret evidence based information to inform clinical practice and research methodology;
  • analyse medical and veterinary data using basic exploratory and inferential statistical methods that include confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-square procedures, regression and correlation, t-test and analysis of variance;
  • differentiate between the use of parametric and non-parametric tests.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Scenario-based learning activity - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

A minimum of 50% is required to pass the subject; All tutorials are compulsory; Students must complete tutorials individually


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - online delivery
  • 54 hours tutorials - online tutorials and assessment
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: 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 official information.