Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course, graduates are expected to have:

  • An advanced understanding of epidemiological theory and its role and contribution in health-related disciplines
  • An understanding of basic statistical concepts and their role in epidemiological design and analysis
  • A critical approach to the appraisal of research work
  • The skills to identify and prioritise issues in health research and practice
  • The capacity to apply epidemiological and biostatistical theory and methods in practice including the demonstrated ability to:

    > Identify health issues and formulate research questions 
    > Locate, synthesise and critically appraise epidemiological data, systems and research. 
    > Design and appraise epidemiological studies 
    > Summarise and report epidemiological data 
    > Apply standard methods of statistical analysis used in epidemiology 
    > Interpret and apply the findings of epidemiological studies 
    > Prepare grant applications and manuscripts and deliver effective oral presentations

Generic skills

A Knowledge

Graduates of the Master of Epidemiology Degree will have acquired:

  1. a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the discipline of Epidemiology
  2. knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of Epidemiology
B Skills

Graduates of the Master of Epidemiology will have developed:

  1. cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and scholarship
  2. cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
  3. cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
  4. communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and scientific professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to scientific professional practice or scholarship
C Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates of the Master of Epidemiology will demonstrate the application of knowledge & skills:

  1. with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional scientific practice and/or for further learning
  2. with high level personal autonomy and accountability
  3. to plan and execute a substantial research-based project

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