Epidemiology B - Research Design
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Extends the points, analyses, and designs covered in EPID6420 Epidemiology A.
|Objectives||Module 1: to understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of descriptive studies, including cross-sectional, and ecologic designs, and sampling methods.
Module 2: to understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of cohort studies and extensions such as nested case-control and case-cohort studies, to understand differential and non-differential misclassification, and time to event analysis.
Module 3: to understand the assumptions inherent in the case-control and case-crossover designs, and methods to avoid bias.
Module 4: to understand in more detail the sources of bias in RCT including concealment errors, randomisation techniques, type of RCTs and analysis.
Module 5: to understand the steps in writing a systematic review, and sources of bias; this includes funnel plots, basics of calculating pooled odds ratios, and exploring sources of heterogeneity.
|Content||Module 1: Descriptive Studies
Module 2: Cohort Studies
Module 3: Case-Control Studies
Module 4: Randomised controlled trials
Module 5: Synthesis of Research Data: Systematic Reviews
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
|Contact Hours||Email Discussion Group: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EPID6430|