Unit 3 - Health System Applications
The focus of Unit 3 is to connect the theoretical and research-oriented characteristics of epidemiology to the more practical day-to-day applications it can have in the field of Public Health. The unit examines the implications of epidemiological information for Public Health and district health service planning and decision-making activities.
More specifically it addresses the use of screening, survey and routine surveillance systems as sources of epidemiological data for Public Health practitioners. The unit concludes by considering ways to make sense of such information and looks at ways of effectively reporting it.
There are four Study Sessions in this unit:
Study Session 1: Screening and Surveillance.
Study Session 2: Making Sense of the Data.
Study Session 3: Representing Health Information.
Study Session 4: Report on an Epidemiological Event.
Study Session 5: Final Report (Assignment 2).
Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
Health Measurement Outcomes
Academic Learning Outcomes