This course aims to provide students who are already competent in basic epidemiology and biostatistics with an understanding of the epidemiology of some common or important communicable diseases; routes of transmission and methods of control; and knowledge of ways to investigate a disease outbreak.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the dynamics of transmission of communicable diseases.
2. Understand the principle routes of disease transmission.
3. Understand the epidemiology of some common communicable diseases and their control measures.
4. Understand the role of vectors and their control measures.
5. Understand the effects of immunisation and programs for its delivery.
6. Understand the design of outbreak investigations including the use of controls and matching, and have completed five outbreak simulation exercises.
7. Understand the steps and the rationale for the investigation of disease outbreaks.
8. Acquire basic computing skill in Epi Info or equivalent.
Learning modules covered are:
- General concepts of transmission and susceptibility
- Vector transmitted diseases
- Methods for investigating Infectious Diseases
- Investigating an outbreak
EPID6420, Epidemiology A, EPID6430, Epidemiology B, BIOS6910, Biostatistics A, BIOS6920, Biostatistics B
Written Assignment: A1 - Tuberculosis transmission
Written Assignment: A2 - Salmonella Outbreak & Epi Info
Written Assignment: A3 - Prevention of HIV
Written Assignment: A4 - Influenza Vaccines
Written Assignment: A5 - Vectors: Chickungunya Risk Assessment
Online Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Participation
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Contact hours are an indication only.
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term