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HE 3019
HEALTH SCIENCES, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MEDICAL STATISTICS
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Aucott, Dr P Murchie

Pre-requisite(s): HE 1003, HE 2502

Co-requisite(s): HE 3010, HE 3016

The course will cover terminology of epidemiology; strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological study designs; calculating and interpreting measures of frequency and association; bias, confounding, validity and reliability in epidemiological designs.
It will also cover the concepts of probability and statistical inference and approriate statistical testing to use in different health studies. Statistical modelling will be introduced.

One 3 hour and one 2.5 hour session each week.

1st Attempt - two hour written exam (60%); continuous assessment (40%). Continuous assesment:- Epidemiology written assignment (series of short questions) = 20%, Statistics short assignment to show understanding = 5%, main assignment (series of questions including interpretation of SPSS output) = 15%.

Resit: Two hour written exam (100%).