Measuring Health & Disease II: Intermediate Epidemiology

Jackson, D. (Debra) ; Myburgh, N. (Neil) ; Alexander, L. (Lucy)

Learning Object

This course was designed to meet the growing need for an applied course in the measurement of a variety of health indicators and outcomes. Whether you manage a health programme, a health facility, or simply have to interpret health data in the course of your work, this module sets out to increase your capacity to deal with health and illness information. It aims to assist you in applying epidemiological knowledge and skills to a variety of Public Health problems. Although the course addresses many of the topics usually associated with the traditional approach to epidemiology, it embraces a wider perspective on health measurement. It does this by considering the social determinants of health, as well as known biomedical features of community health. The emphasis is on the application of epidemiological concepts and methods to the solution of Public Health problems. The course is designed as a self-study, or flexible learning format that enables you to work through the course material at your own pace. Flexible learning also allows you to explore the material to whatever depth you prefer, and to skip over parts with which you are already familiar. This involves a variety of different kinds of learning activities, including reading, reflection, observation, research, application and practice.

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University of the Western Cape

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