Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor M Abramson


The unit will cover applications of epidemiological techniques to clinical research including discussions of evidence, therapy, causation, variation and agreement, the normal range, diagnostic test selection, validation and interpretation, natural history and prognosis, bias, generalisability, systematic reviews and clinical guidelines.


On completion of this subject students should be able to critically appraise evidence relating to the causation, diagnosis, natural history, treatment and prognosis of disease.


Written / online weekly assessment tasks 50%
Final assignment 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Michael Abramson

Contact hours

15 contact hours over 2 days


MPH1040 and MPH1041 or MPH1030 and MPH1031

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