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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases

Postgraduate Course: Applied epidemiology and public health (EMND11003)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course aims to promote an understanding of the theory of basic and applied epidemiology using examples from the field of public health.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 08/08/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Online Activities 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 106 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand basic statistical methods and their application
  2. Appreciate and describe the measurement of disease frequency
  3. Understand the diagnostic criteria for disease, and discuss the observation and interpretation of data
  4. Understand the principles of survey design and the concepts of sampling and understand methods of disease surveillance, traceability, data sources and bias and participatory epidemiology
  5. Rationalise importance of risk assessment, and appreciate the mathematical principles behind probability theory and qualitative assessment
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.enid.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.

Additional Class Delivery Information This course will be delivered online through Learn.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jenna Fyfe
Tel: 0131 242 9379
Email: jenna.fyfe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470
Email: Dan.Yan@ed.ac.uk
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