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Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health I


Course Information

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This module which has been designed to introduce you to the knowledge and skills to work
with a wide range of epidemiological information of relevance to health, to understand and critically
appraise published research, and begin designing and carrying out epidemiological studies of your own.
This module provides an introduction to epidemiological research and statistical methods, covering key
concepts and all the main types of epidemiological study designs. This includes descriptive statistics,
tests of association and hypothesis tests.

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Course Description

This module has been designed around a number of core published information sources and research studies, dealing with varied topics from the UK, Europe and low income countries. These studies have been chosen to introduce you to a wide range of study methods. The designs chosen provide examples which are used to help you understand the fundamental principles of good quantitative research methods, and to practice these techniques yourself.

Public Health Data Analysis is a fundamental area of knowledge and skill for the application of modern
epidemiological and statistical methods, and you will learn practical skills in data analysis with the use
of statistical software in our Public Health Data Lab sessions.

The aims of the module are:

  • To introduce students to the uses and methods of epidemiological research, and the basis for
    selecting appropriate research designs.
  • To introduce students to the key statistical concepts and techniques needed for the analysis of
    epidemiological data.
  • To develop the students’ ability to critically evaluate statistical and epidemiological techniques.
StartEndCourse Fee 
PUBH 110 - Semester 1 2023-24
25/09/202326/01/2024£800.00[Read More]