After studying this unit students will be able to: Describe the important characteristics of the main epidemiological data types; Develop a data-collection form for an epidemiological study; Design a simple relational database for recording animal health-related data; Manage data in a computer spreadsheet, including importing, exporting, recoding, transforming and summarising data; Undertake descriptive analysis of data using computer spreadsheets or other appropriate software; Undertake descriptive analysis of data using computer spreadsheets or other appropriate software.
Online (Semester 1 Weeks 8-14)
Participation in weekly online discussions and learning activities (15%); group assignment (30%); individual assignment (55%)
Data management for animal health. Cameron A. Sergeant ESG. Baldock FC AusVet Animal Health Services, Brisbane 2004 Veterinary Epidemiologic Research, Dohoo, I., Martin, W. and Stryhn, H. 2nd edition, VER Inc., Charlottetown 2009. Veterinary Epidemiology Thrusfield, M. 3E06, 2007 Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.