Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Features of chronic diseases relevant to epidemiological study. Traditional study designs (cross-sectional surveys, case-control, cohort RCTs), including strengths, weaknesses, methodological limitations and practical issues. Introduction to methodological issues in exposure assessment and outcome assessment. Evaluation of screening for chronic disease. Introduction to disease registries, their purpose, benefits and limitations, starting a registry, and the use of registries for clinical practice improvement. Introduction to the concept of translational evidence and epidemiological modelling, its purpose and use in chronic disease and tools used.
On completion of this unit, the successful student will:
15 contact hours over 2 days