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Module Code: DPH107
Module Title: Methods for Analysing Public Health II: Applications of Epidemiology to Public Health
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
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 Discuss the application of the basic principles and methods of epidemiology, including disease (outcome) measures, measures of association, study designs, bias, confounding and interaction.

B Describe the application of descriptive and analytic epidemiologic techniques to conditions affecting the health of populations.

C Interpret the contribution of epidemiologic information to the improvement of health of populations.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars.
Syllabus 
Week 1 Applications of Epidemiology to Public Health

Introduction to the module and review of basic epidemiology.


Week 2 Association and Causation I

Causation in epidemiology.


Week 3 Association and Causation II

Causal inference in epidemiology.


Week 4 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease

The use of epidemiology in studies of cardiovascular diseases.


Week 5 Epidemiology of Diabetes

The use of epidemiology in studies of diabetes.


Week 6 Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

The use of epidemiology in studies of tuberculosis.


Week 7 Epidemiology of Influenza

The use of epidemiology in studies of influenza.


Week 8 Epidemiology of Mental Illness and Health

The use of epidemiology in studies of mental illness and health.


Week 9 Clinical Epidemiology

The use of epidemiology in clinical practice


Week 10 Occupational Epidemiology

The use of epidemiology to tackle health conditions in the workplace



Week 11 Environmental Epidemiology

The use of epidemiology to tackle health conditions associated with the environment.


Week 12 Epidemiology and Health Policy

The use of epidemiology in health policy.


Week 13: Revision

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

Assessment

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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