Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Epidemiology (PUHR11032)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces approaches to describing and comparing the distribution and determinants of factors related to health within and between populations in the context of public health practice, research and policy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2500 word essay
|No Exam Information
| To introduce students to measures of health and disease and their comparison across populations and how possible associations between exposures/ risk factors and disease outcomes are investigated.
Understanding of strengths and weaknesses of routine population health and disability data and their summary measures.
Understanding of design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies in the context of public health practice, research and policy.
Understanding of sources of error and ability to critically appraise epidemiological studies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour 50 mins per week for 11 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 1630
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227