Evidence-Based Healthcare in New Zealand (CISC8008)

Level: 
8
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
Introduces health epidemiology in New Zealand, with particular reference to measures of disease, impact of interventions, screening and M?ori health.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Master of Health Science or PGDip in Health Science or PGCert in Health Science or Master of Applied Practice or PGDip in Applied Practice or PGCert in Applied Practice to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

Topics may be taught in an integrated manner.. Studies (case studies, population, cross-sectional, cohort, randomized clinical trials, etc)
New Zealand health data and publications with a focus on aspects which are important for the health of New Zealanders.. Measures (prevalence and incidence) of disease frequency and effect of interventions.
Different types of studies ? population studies, cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, longitudinal studies, intervention studies, diagnostic studies, etc.. How knowledge is generated.
Different types of knowledge and how this contributes to the corpus of knowledge.. How disease prevalence probability impacts on population disease incidence.. The impact of colonisation, socioeconomic deprivation, genetics and lifestyle on health.
How evidence can be used to change practice.. Thresholds for changing practice.. Use of diagnostic testing, sensitivity and specificity of tests.. Risk and odds ratios, absolute and relative risk.
How survival analysis is performed and interpreted.. Population versus sample data.
The contribution of different study designs (eg. individual case studies, case series, cohort studies, case-control studies, intervention studies randomized control trials, meta-analyses) to evidence.
Potential sources of bias in academic evidence and how this can be avoided.. The contribution of bias and confounding in health research.. The contribution of genetics in health and disease.. Inequality in health, with particular reference to M?ori.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

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