In order to pass the assessment you will need to:
1. Critically reflect on these issues in a single summative assessment, including critical use of the basic concepts of populationdefined by person, place and time, incidence and prevalence, critical analysis of routine data on mortality and morbidity (age standardization), and identification and critical analysis of risk in relation to a disease.
2.Critically examine how these studies could be used and the importance of an appropriate study design in one summative assessment, i.e, critically identifying the different types of observation studies, and their respective requirements, and critically defining the difference between observation studies and intervention studies.
3. Critically examine these issues in one summative assessment in a range of tasks, such as critically review and interpret published epidemiological studies, and consider how such interpretations are achieved, critically assess the effects of bias and confounding, critically define the difference between association and cause, and critically evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of screening tests.
Demonstrate critical understanding of the concepts of epidemiology, disease incidence,
prevalence, and risk, and how they are assessed.
2 Demonstrate the following skills and abilities
Demonstrate critical understanding of the main issues in the design of epidemiological studies, in
the analysis and interpretation of epidemiological results and to justify and defend potential
solutions to the epidemiological/public health problems.