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Conducting a review; modern epidemiologic concepts and methods; critical appraisal; epidemiological study design; descriptive epidemiology; sampling and measurement; epidemiological analysis; inferential statistics; regression analysis.
The Diploma and Masters degree are internationally recognised as meeting the academic requirements for higher professional training for specialist registration in occupational medicine.
|Paper title||Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,938.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)
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- View more information on the University of Otago, Wellington website
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Dr Lou Gallagher
- Teaching Arrangements
This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught each year in the first semester.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
Occupational epidemiology and statistics underpins occupational health practice. The evidence base for occupational and environmental medicine often requires specialist knowledge and ability to interpret the scientific evidence accurately and appropriately. Often relatively small changes on a background of non-occupational characteristics have considerable significance in occupational health practice, such as occupational cancer and allergy. Occupational physicians are often required to investigate or study particular health effects of occupation, and understanding research methodologies is vital to enable these to be designed and implemented effectively.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information
literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning,
scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop skills in:
- The use of research techniques
- Critical appraisal
- Biostatistical analysis
- The use of statistical software