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Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of epidemiological concepts.

Course content

Epidemiology defined, variations in disease by time, place and person, sources of data, incidence, prevalence and other rates, causation, bias, confounding and effect modification, randomised controlled trials, drug trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies, hybrid designs, sample size and power, relative risk, odds ratio, absolute risk reduction, number needed to treat, attributable risk, screening, diagnosis, ROC analysis.

Teaching method

External, City East
External (Online Delivery)13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


External, City East
Quiz2 hours45%-
Essay: Study Proposal2500 words45%-
Contribution to General Discussion500 words10%-


EFTSL*: 0.1250
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