Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events (including disease), and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems. The Epidemiology theme aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of epidemiological principles and procedures, and their application to health and human population-based research, including training in critical appraisal, study design, protocol development and statistical analysis of epidemiological data.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Describe and discuss the role and contribution of epidemiology to population health
2. Develop appropriate strategies for the statistical analysis of a wide range of epidemiological and other healthcare data
3. Conduct and interpret the statistical analysis of epidemiological data
4. Appreciate that different epidemiological domains may involve specific data types and techniques, and gain expertise in a selection of these more advanced skills
Theme module options
Advanced biostatistics for epidemiology (double module)
(students who take Statistics for HDS in term 1, can take the single module Advanced biostatistics for HDS instead, and take an additional optional module.)
Optional – choose at least three from the following:
Physical activity epidemiology and public health
Nutritional epidemiology and dietary public health
Genomics in action
Plus one other module, chosen from any theme, from the full list of optional modules.