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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Subject Aviation Medicine
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)

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    Teaching staff

    Course Director - Rob Griffiths

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    It is taught alternate years in the first semester.


    Essential Epidemiology : An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

    by Penny Webb , and Christopher Bain


    Cambridge University Press

    DATE 2010-12-16

    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


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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