TV5040 - Epidemiology 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to graduate students.
An introductory module in veterinary epidemiology designed to provide a sound foundation
in epidemiology that can be applied in practice and upon which further studies in
various disciplines can be built. It is presented as a multi-mode learning module,
which will enable students to complete it at their own pace and primarily off campus.
The module covers epidemiological terms, aspects of population medicine, disease outbreak
investigation, clinical epidemiology, disease causation, experimental studies, observational
studies, surveys, analytical tools, serological tests and making sense of data
- have a thorough knowledge of epidemiological terms and be able to classify disease
factors into determinants and variables;
- be able to apply the concepts of spatial, temporal and population patterns to veterinary
practice and disease outbreak investigations;
- Be able to evaluate clinical data using epidemiological tools and be able to hypthesise
the causes of disease based on an understanding of the concepts of causality;
- be able to design surveys, cross-sectional, case control, cohort and experimental
studies and interpret their results using the correct epidemiological tools;
- have an understanding of the concepts of sensitivity, specificity and predictive value
of diagnostic tests; and the concepts of association, confounding, effect modification
validity, misclassification, reliability and standardisation with respect to population
data and diagnostic tests.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
|Face to face teaching
||Dr Margaret Reilly, Professor Bruce Gummow, Professor Estelle Venter
||Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Professor Bruce Gummow.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 26 hours lectures - distance-based delivery lectures
- 13 hours tutorials - distance-based delivery tutorials
- 24 hours - 24 contact hours case studies
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (60%); tutorial attendance and participation (40%).
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