Postgraduate Course: Applied epidemiology and public health (EMND11003)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course aims to promote an understanding of the theory of basic and applied epidemiology using examples from the field of public 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Online Activities 50,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
|No Exam Information
| 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 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.
|Course organiser||Dr Jenna Fyfe
Tel: 0131 242 9379
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997