A medical degree, OR
A postgraduate diploma in Epidemiology with at least a H2B (70%) average, or equivalent, OR
An honours degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent, OR
A degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of at least a H2B (70%) or equivalent, and at least 2 years relevant documented full-time work experience.
Students who already have a clinical, health or public health, or statistics background and and wish to focus on building up key theory and skills to augment research and practical skills, or to allow graduates to move into new areas of epidemiological research or practice.
Students who wish to investigate and describe the causes and spread of disease and develop the means for prevention or control.
On completion of this course, graduates are expected to have:
An advanced understanding of epidemiological theory and its role and contribution in health-related disciplines
An understanding of basic statistical concepts and their role in epidemiological design and analysis
A critical approach to the appraisal of research work
The skills to identify and prioritise issues in health research and practice
The capacity to apply epidemiological and biostatistical theory and methods in practice including the demonstrated ability to:
> Identify health issues and formulate research questions
> Locate, synthesise and critically appraise epidemiological data, systems and research.
> Design and appraise epidemiological studies
> Summarise and report epidemiological data
> Apply standard methods of statistical analysis used in epidemiology
> Interpret and apply the findings of epidemiological studies
> Prepare grant applications and manuscripts and deliver effective oral presentations
Introduction to Epidemiology
Linear & Logistic Regression
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Survival Analysis & Regression for Rates
The research project is 25 points in total taken over 2 semesters consecutively (12.5 points per semester).
Graduates of the Master of Epidemiology will have developed:
cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and scholarship
cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and scientific professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to scientific professional practice or scholarship
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