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Assessment task 1: Annotated bibliography
Intent: This assessment item focusses on reviewing epidemiological literature.
Objective(s): This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
A, B, D, E, F and G
Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
A. Evaluate and appropriately select major techniques in epidemiological and population health research, including
study design, measures of disease frequency and measures of association and impact;
B. Explain how epidemiological and population data is used in planning, managing and evaluating health services
and health services plans, including workforce plans;
C. Recommend rigorous and appropriate approaches to the collection, storage, interpretation and utilisation of
epidemiological and other population health data;
D. Discover the main sources of bias in epidemiological research and propose how these should be accounted for
and addressed in health services management and planning;
E. Create a variety of ways in which complex epidemiological and population health data and/or issues can be
effectively communicated for a variety of target audiences;
This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
1.0, 1.1 and 1.2
This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:
Reflective, critical thinker who influences practice, policy and research to achieve clinical excellence and transform
healthcare services. (1.0)
Critique, interpret and synthesise data and research findings to develop safe, effective and evidence-based
solutions to healthcare challenges. (1.1)
Propose relevant problem solving and human factors theories to the analysis of common issues inherent in the
management and evaluation of healthcare services . (1.2)
Weight: 40%
Due: Saturday 11 April 2015
Length: 2000 words
Task: You will be provided with 8 journal articles covering a topical issue in epidemiology. Your task is to
construct an annotated bibliography of this issue. Each annotation should include:
complete bibliographic information
description about authority +/- qualifications of the author/s
scope or main purpose of the work
any detectable bias or interpretive stance
intended audience and level of reading
a summary sentence
Students can find information to assist in the completion of the annotated bibliography at:
http:/// or in the subject resources
section of UTS online
Criteria: 20% Identifies the positive and negative aspects of each study design.
Criteria: 20% Identifies the positive and negative aspects of each study design.
30% Considers only the most significant details and discusses them succinctly
40% Constructs an informative summary of each source
10% Produces correct grammar, spelling, formatting, style (annotated bibliography) and referencing

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