Course Dates Location Description

Biostatistics A

Ongoing Online through Postgraduate Study The aim is to provide students with an understanding of statistical reasoning and its application to epidemiological studies and the ability to read and critically evaluate the statistical section of journal articles. The course introduces basic statistical concepts of data presentation, probability distributions, confidence intervals hypothesis testing, sample size and power.

Clinical Epidemiology

Ongoing Online through Postgraduate Study Applies the principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in a very practical manner to improve clinical decision making. The course also provides an opportunity to develop research skills which are essential for investigating important clinical and population based health problems.

Epidemiology A - Basic Methods

Ongoing Online through Postgraduate Study Introduces students to the basic concepts of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in specific populations, and the application of this knowledge to the evaluation and control of health problems in the community.

Global Health Systems & Policy, one week intensive workshop

22 to 26 July, 2013

Moss Room (Room 4501), Level 4, The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
1 Kookaburra Ct
New Lambton, Newcastle NSW, Australia

This course is offered for those students and health professionals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and skills in Health Systems and Health Policy. The course will cover health systems and health policy to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems and health policy perspective. The unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems as well as health policy, and how these impact health interventions and health outcomes in countries. A case study approach will provide students with concrete examples of health systems and policy challenges, as well as the opportunity to critique the approach to health services provision in their own setting.

Mode of Delivery:

  • Face to face One week intensive workshop
  • Distance mode Via Blackboard, with ongoing facilitation throughout Semester 2 through Postgraduate Study

Contact Associate Professor John Hall.

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