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Summarising the health of a population, methods to monitor and prevent disease in populations and the evaluation of public health approaches to controlling disease.
This paper will provide an introduction to the ways in which epidemiology can be applied to prevent and control disease in populations. Aspects of disease prevention and control that will be considered include the collection of health-related data and public health surveillance; the use of epidemiological data to assess, and compare, the health status and health needs of populations; strategies which can be used to prevent disease in populations; important considerations in relation to screening programmes, methods to evaluate the impact of various prevention and control strategies, and prevention and control activities undertaken by Public Health Units.
|Paper title||Using Epidemiology in Public Health Practice|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,444.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,337.00|
- PUBH 701
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGCertPH
- Recommended Preparation
- PUBH 711
- This paper runs for the first half of second semester.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised
It is strongly recommended that students complete PUBH 711 before commencing this paper.
- More information link
- View more information on postgraduate studies in Public Health
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Health-related data and public health surveillance
- Measures of health
- Public Health Unit visit
- Assignment: 50%
- Exam: 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday mornings, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students should be able to:
- Describe, use, and interpret basic measures to assess and compare the health of populations using available data.
- Describe and critically discuss the application of epidemiological tools to measure, monitor, and control disease in populations.
- Describe and critically discuss epidemiological approaches to evaluate the impact of public health interventions.