2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Social Epidemiology | 2020


Social epidemiology is an important area of public health, in which the patterns, causes and determinants of disease are investigated. Students in the Social Epidemiology major will graduate with knowledge and skills in navigating health, social and welfare datasets; translating data into evidence to inform policy decisions and evidence based practice.

Students will address the societal risk factors that affect the health and wellbeing of populations. Graduates are sought after in health data management systems, research and health related services to help describe, analyse and use health and disease data to identify health problems and provide information to plan health strategies.

Subjects Required for Major

A major in Social Epidemiology requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
Autumn session
GEOG221 Population Geography: People, Place, Inequality 6 Autumn
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn, Spring
Spring session
HAS 215 Healthy Public Policy 6 Spring
GEOG231 Maps and Apps for Social Scientists 6 Spring
Year 3
Autumn session
HAS 346 Social Advocacy 6 Autumn
HAS 390 Community Engagement and Development for Social Change 6 Autumn
GEOG338 Planning Urban Futures 6 Autumn
Spring session
HAS 360 Advanced Epidemiology 6 Spring

In addition to the core subjects required for the Bachelor of Public Health and selected major, students will need to complete 24 credit points of elective subjects from the General Schedule

(Dean's Scholars are required to complete 18 credit points). No more than 12 credit points of elective subjects shall be completed at 100 level.

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020