15 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: HAR6048
Pre-requisites: Computer literacy and knowledge of basic statistics.


Aims/Description: Epidemiology is the discipline underpinning both effective public health practice and research into the causes, control and prevention of disease. Knowledge and understanding of epidemiological concepts and methods is a basic requirement for effective public health practice. This module will provide an introduction to epidemiology covering key epidemiological concepts; measures of disease; association and causation; confounding and bias. It will also introduce research designs including cross-sectional, ecological, cohort, case-control and intervention studies and introduce population health measures such as screening.

Restrictions on availability: You can choose either HAR619 or HAR6048, not both.

Staff Contact: JORDAN HANNAH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

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