Epidemiology B - Research Design
Extends the points, analyses, and designs covered in EPID6420 Epidemiology A.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Semester 2 - 2014
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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
Email Discussion Group
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EPID6430|