Five-day intensive unit
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PUBH5759 Epidemiology II
Presented by Professors Jane Heyworth and D’Arcy Holman, this intensive five-day unit broadens and extends understanding of the methodological concepts underpinning the science of epidemiology. Guest lectures will be given by senior epidemiologists with particular expertise on the topics under discussion.
The course will address the development of modern epidemiological thought and explore its supposed precepts through the lenses of history and critical philosophy. The evolution (and revolution) of epidemiologic ideas, from early concepts to paradigms of the ‘modern epidemiology’ movement of the 1970s and 1980s; and extension to present day will be explored.
The seminal contributions associated with names like Hume, Farr, Snow, Hill, Cornfield, Mantel, Haenzsel, Elandt-Johnson, Miettinen, Rothman, Morgenstern, Maclure, Suissa, Greenland and other groundbreakers and mythbusters of the field will be outlined on a canvas that depicts how the still-youthful and dynamic discipline of epidemiology has developed historically and continues to evolve today.
Building upon these theoretical concepts, the practical application of advanced modern epidemiological principles to current issues in epidemiology will also be presented, with particular emphasis on outcome and exposure assessment, selection bias, gene-environment interactions, causal diagrams and integration of data across studies.
This advanced-level course assumes familiarity with the basic epidemiologic lexicon and a level of understanding of principles and methods commensurate with successful completion of introductory to intermediate epidemiology units taught at the postgraduate level.
Who should do this unit?
Suited to current Masters level students or persons currently working or undertaking doctoral research in related areas, this unit is ideal for those who wish to deepen their understanding of epidemiology.
For further information please contact Professor Jane Heyworth
Enrolment and fees
For enrolment links, fees and other information, please visit sph.uwa.edu.au
School of Population Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The University of Western Australia
M431, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Tel: +61 8 6488 1261
Fax: +61 8 6488 1188