Principles, methodology and sampling in epidemiological investigations (LVM512)
This module is intended to provide you with an overview of the scope of modern epidemiology and to introduce the basic concepts of epidemiological investigations. The module will introduce methods for describing the frequency of disease occurrence in animal populations, including risks and rates.
During the module you will examine the technique of making inferences about large populations on the basis of examination of a sample. You will learn about the techniques required for the effective sampling of populations and examine the statistical assumptions that underpin sampling theory.
The module emphasises the practical use of sampling theory to answer epidemiological questions, giving examples of how sampling techniques may be used effectively in epidemiological investigations.