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Outbreak Assessment at Population Level (VETS90093)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90093
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Outbreak epidemiology combines the need to fully describe an outbreak with the need to design control options. This subject will, through a series of lectures and assignments, inform students on the functions of response epidemiologists as per the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) and impart knowledge and skills covering data types required in an outbreak, data collection and analysis, types of reporting required, projecting the course of an outbreak, and surveillance for proof of freedom.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have gained:

  • Detailed knowledge of the work of the epidemiologist at both the State Coordination Centre (SCC) and Local Control Centre (LCC) levels
  • Detailed knowledge of data sources to be tapped for outbreak analysis and the analytical techniques used in data-sparse situations
  • Knowledge of the type of reporting and analysis required in outbreak situations
  • Understanding of the techniques used in making projections for planning purposes
  • A good understanding of the process and requirements related to demonstrating freedom from disease

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to analyse complex situations from sparse data
  • Integration of data from multiple sources into projection models

Last updated: 30 November 2018