Recent Question/Assignment

Length
Approximately 2,500 words
Rationale
Application of the epidemiological approach to critically evaluate evidence is a key skill in the health sciences. Assignment 3 asks students to draw on their accumulated knowledge of concepts and skills in epidemiology to critically appraise the association between an exposure and an outcome as reported in a peer-reviewed epidemiological study.
Task
Assignment 3 will involve students choosing a peer-reviewed journal article from 2 or 3 options given by the UC and assessing the extent to which there is a causal association between the main exposure and outcome.
Criteria
You will be assessed on the following:
Your ability to critically appraise an observed association between an exposure and an outcome using all concepts relevant to your paper which we covered and beyond

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