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Module Code: DPH006
Module Title: Methods for Analysing Public Health I: Epidemiology
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concepts and techniques of epidemiology. It covers the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, including describing the distribution of disease in populations and the use of research designs for investigating the etiology of disease.
Learning outcomes 
A List the basic principles and methods of epidemiology, including disease (outcome) measures, measures of association, study designs, bias, confounding and interaction.

B Identify descriptive epidemiologic data relevant to conditions affecting the health of populations.
lations. populations.

C Identify valid and efficient epidemiologic methods to address public health.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars.
Week 1 Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health

Introduction to the module and the science of epidemiology.

Week 2 How Do We Measure Health

Measures of health and disease, morbidity and mortality.

Week 3 How Do We Measure Health

Vital statistics, descriptive epidemiology.

Week 4 Studying Studies I: Observational Techniques

Cross-sectional studies.

Week 5 Studying Studies II: Observational Techniques

Case-control studies.

Week 6 Studying Studies III: Observational Techniques

Cohort studies.

Week 7 Studying Studies IV: Experimental Techniques

Controlled clinical trials and parallel randomized controlled trials.

Week 8 Studying Studies V: Experimental Techniques

Other randomized controlled trials.

Week 9 Studying Effects I: How Strong Is an Association

Risk and odds, risk differences and relative risks

Week 10 Studying Effects II: How Strong Is an Association

Odds ratios

Week 11 Studying Effects III: Why Associations May Not Be True

Basic discussion of confounding.

Week 12 Studying Effects IV: Why Associations May Not Be True

Basic discussion of bias.

Week 13 Studying Effects IV: Why Associations May Not Be True

Basic discussion of interaction.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  52        72  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Assignments (Five Of 250 Words Each) 25.00
2 Midterm As Mcq And Saq 35.00
3 Final As Mcq And Saq 40.00

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