Epidemiology for Public Health

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Epidemiology for Public Health

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Global Health, International Health, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    If enrolled in [HZHSID - Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of International Development or HZHSB - Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Business or AZAHS - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences] student must pass PHE2AHR. If enrolled in [HBHS (ME), HBHSB (BE) Bachelor of Health Sciences] student must have passed HLT2IEP and PHE2AHR.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The purpose of this subject is to extend your capacity to conceptualise, measure and discuss patterns of disease, risk and health-related conditions among populations. These are important in the development and understanding of evidence related to public health. With guest and expert presentations, we will review the use of publicly available health data, and published studies, to look at contemporary concepts and issues. Learning will be through investigating issues with an understanding of appropriate population statistics and research designs.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.