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TV5230 - Advanced 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 graduate students with an interest in advanced epidemiology. A multi-mode learning module, which will enable students to complete it at their own pace and primarily off campus. It is designed to allow veterinarians and related health professionals obtain advanced knowledge in disease modelling techniques, applied economics and risk analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply quantitative and qualitative procedures and techniques for making decisions applicable to health professionals involved with populations;
  • develop suitable models for disease outbreak and disease control situations;
  • integrate and apply appropriate economic methods to disease control prevention strategies;
  • develop quantitative and qualitative risk analysis model.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Tutorial task - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall score percentage of 50% or more; Complete all 4 Assignments (each weighted 10%, combined weight 40%). Attend a final exam (weighted 60%) and achieve a score of at least 50%.

Prerequisites: TV5040 OR TM5515 OR EQUIVALENT


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Professor Bruce Gummow.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - multi-mode (including distance) based lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials - multi-mode tutorials and assessments
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.