Learning in public health 779

Module code PHM 779
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

The history and scope of public health. The importance of self-motivated deep learning as opposed to passive learning. Learning the value of group work. The use of the internet and the library to research areas of study. The writing of literature reviews and assignments. The avoidance of plagiarism. Students will also learn how to use the UP online learning platforms.
In addition, students will be introduced to two online Statistical packages, namely Stata and EpiData. This online learning will assist them on where to obtain the software, install it, and navigate the panels and views (Stata) or between the different sub-programmes (EpiData). They will also learn the basic syntax, and, for Stata, how to log one’s work, create and use “do” files and also to create basic graphic outputs. For EpiData they will learn how to create QES CHK and REC files and also how to export their work in Stata format, ready for analysis.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 10 lectures, 4 practicals
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department School of Health System and Public Health
Period of presentation Year

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