Postgraduate Course: Applied epidemiology, surveillance and risk assessment (INAH11003)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to promote an understanding of the theory of basic and applied epidemiology, surveillance of disease and risk assessment, using examples from the field of international animal health.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||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.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the completion of this course, the candidate should understand and apply basic quantitative epidemiology, involving single samples and the uses to which techniques can be applied in disease surveillance.
The candidate should:
- understand basic statistical methods and their application
- appreciate and describe the measurement of disease frequency
- understand the diagnostic criteria for disease, and discuss the observation and interpretation of data
- understand the principles of survey design and the concepts of sampling
- rationalise importance of risk assessment, and appreciate the mathematical principles behind probability theory and qualitative assessment
- understand methods of disease surveillance, traceability, data sources and bias and participatory epidemiology.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This courses will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access, that will be made available to registered users.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be delivered online through Learn.
The course will run from the 16th of April to the 29th of June.
|Course organiser||Dr Ewan MacLeod
Tel: (0131 6)51 1694
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470