Epidemiology, Statistics and Research Methods (MSc/PGDip OH)

This module provides an introduction to basic concepts in statistics and the main epidemiological methods commonly used in the field of occupational medicine to identify and quantify disease and associated risks. Students will understand how established research techniques are used to interpret current knowledge, and will develop critical appraisal skills and to facilitate work on their own dissertations.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module, you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main techniques in occupational epidemiology
2. Identify, interpret and discuss appropriate epidemiological study designs and statistical information and appraise research papers in the medical literature
3. Formulate a hypothesis and design a study capable of addressing this hypothesis, and to perform quantitative analyses with the help statistical software

Credits
20 credits

Module Attendance Required
Two block weeks of teaching

Module Dates 
2013/14: 14 – 18 October and 21 – 25 October

Assessment
Assignment on data analysis using statistical package and unseen examination taking place in November 2013

Module Coordinator 
Dr Hubert Lam