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  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Reshaping biostatistics 1-moving from the 20th to the
           21st century: A case study in teaching biostatistics in the Deakin master
           of public health
    • Abstract: Stevenson, Christopher
      Biostatistics 1 is a core unit in the Deakin University Master of Public Health. In 2012 this unit was taught and assessed in a traditional way with formal face-to-face lectures, written assignments and an exam. In 2013 the unit moved to a flipped classroom format and the assessment tasks were revised to have a more authentic focus. This paper is a reflection on the implementation of these changes and the challenges and barriers encountered and an assessment of their impact on students' experience of the unit.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Teaching epidemiology: The Auckland experience
    • Abstract: Scragg, Robert; Kool, Bridget
      This paper provides a reflection on some of the issues that have arisen while teaching two core epidemiology courses in the Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Auckland. One course focuses on public health and the other on clinical health. The courses have common components which could be considered as part of a core in a 'good' epidemiology course. These include measures of disease frequency, measures of effect, study design and bias, sample size, screening and diagnostic tests, meta-analysis and causation. Teaching issues include variable student experience and ability, online versus classroom teaching, and the process for choosing topics for student assignments. The passion and commitment of the teacher to the discipline of epidemiology is most important for a 'good' epidemiology course, and should convey the importance and centrality of epidemiology to the practice of public and clinical health.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - The pluses and minus of teaching biostatistics and
           quantitative epidemiology
    • Abstract: Bennett, Catherine
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - From the editor
    • Abstract: Simpson, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Upskilling the epidemiological workforce with advanced
           biostatistics training: The ViCBiostat Summer School
    • Abstract: Simpson, Julie A; Forbes, Andrew; Wolfe, Rory; Gurrin, Lyle C; Lee, Katherine J; Schuster, Tibor; Vukcevic, Damjan; Kasza, Jessica; Moreno-Betancur, Margarita; Zaloumis, Sophie; DeLivera, Alysha; Nguyen, Cattram D; Karahalios, Amalia; McKenzie, Joanne; Milanzi, Elasma; Carlin, John B
      Epidemiologists and biostatisticians require training in modern statistical methods to ensure they are familiar with the novel methods available for the analysis of complex data. Most post-graduate training within Australia does not cover advanced biostatistics topics, whereas, in the United States it is a compulsory requirement of the PhD degree. To address this gap in training, the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics has developed a series of short courses (the ViCBiostat Summer School) that we have identified as important for progressing clinical and population health research and for building an internationally competitive epidemiological workforce.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Teaching epidemiology to undergraduate paramedics
    • Abstract: Lim, David; Hou, Xiang-Yu; Tippett, Vivienne
      The teaching of epidemiology and evidence-based practice to undergraduate paramedic students is a relatively recent addition to the curriculum in many paramedic programs. This paper describes our experience teaching epidemiology to undergraduate paramedic students a and explores the pedagogical challenges associated with these Units.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - An integrated approach to teaching introductory
           epidemiology and biostatistics to public health students
    • Abstract: Lawrence, Glenda
      Knowledge of epidemiological and biostatical concepts, and skills to apply the concepts, are essential competencies required of all public health practitioners. Traditionally, in public health degrees epidemiology and biostatistics are taught as separate subjects/courses. However, graduates need to integrate epidemiological and biostatistical knowledge and skills in their public health practice, whether critiquing published papers and other evidence to inform policy, programs and practice; collecting and analysing quantitative data; or designing a research study. Some examples of interrelated core introductory concepts and skills usually taught in either epidemiology or biostatistics core subjects in public health degrees include epidemiological study designs, measures of frequency, association and health impact; descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and inferential statistics, correct use of statistical tests, sample size calculation, sampling, selection bias, measurement error, confounding, and regression, to name a few.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Blended learning: A way to engage undergraduate
           students in learning epidemiology and biostatistics?
    • Abstract: Graham, Melissa
      The boom in digital technology has enabled new and creative ways of both teaching and learning within universities, including blended learning and the flipped classroom. The adoption and use of digital technologies can be positive for student learning experiences; however, content material must be packaged in a meaningful way to promote and engage student learning. This article outlines the development of a framework for blended learning, how the framework was operationalised in two epidemiology and biostatistics units, and students' evaluation of the framework for blended learning.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - AEA membership
    • PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Call for abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Konrad Jamrozik award 2015
    • Abstract: Cameron, Adrian
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Alcohol and burden of disease studies: Challenges in
           conceptualising and measuring harm
    • Abstract: Ogeil, Rowan P; Matthews, Sharon; Lloyd, Belinda
      Background: Alcohol consumption has been linked to both acute outcomes (e.g. injuries) and longer-term consequences (e.g. chronic disease). Scientists, economists and policymakers use estimates of alcohol-attributable harm in burden of disease frameworks to estimate the impact of alcohol on disease, illness and injury. The present article highlights challenges associated with estimating alcohol harm in these models, and identifies limitations associated with measuring alcohol-related harms in the community.

      Methods: Challenges in measuring alcohol harms using alcohol attributable fractions are identified and discussed with respect to how they apply to burden of disease frameworks.

      Results: Methodological and theoretical considerations in using alcohol attributable fractions, the application of alcohol attributable fractions to hospital records and the definition of relative risk for injuries attributable to alcohol use are discussed.

      Conclusions: Alcohol-related burden significantly impacts on the health of the Australian population, and has consistently been ranked in the top ten risk factors in burden of disease frameworks. Despite this, these methods likely underestimate the overall harm. Improving estimates of alcohol related harm will enable a more accurate estimate of alcohol-related burden and inform both epidemiologists and policymakers.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Comparison of two measures of past body size
    • Abstract: Sarink, Danja; Fritschi, Lin; Girschik, Jennifer; Heyworth, Jane; Winkels, Renate; Peters, Susan
      Introduction: We investigated an alternative for self-reported past adult body weight resulting in less missing data, but still providing a valid measure for ranking participants.

      Methods: We collected information from 2,647 women aged =45 years on their height and weight (to calculate body mass index (BMI)) when they were in their early thirties. Participants were also asked how their weight in their early thirties compared with that of other women of the same age and height (comparative weight), categorised as 'a lot less', 'a little less', 'about the same', 'a little more' and 'a lot more'. These two weight measures were compared using a Spearman rank correlation coefficient.

      Results: Data was missing less often for comparative weight (1.2%) than self-reported weight (12.5%). Of the 2,304 women with both BMI and comparative weight data, the two measures fell in the same category for 54.3%. Comparative weight underestimated self-reported BMI for 36.4%. The correlation coefficient was 0.64 (0.61-0.66), indicating that comparative weight is in overall good correlation with past BMI.

      Conclusion: We showed that measurement of past comparative weight (1) reduced missing data compared to recalled BMI, and (2) a good correlation between measures indicating that comparative weight may be a useful alternative for ranking on self-reported past BMI.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Data linkage of healthcare services: Alcohol and drug
           ambulance attendances, emergency department presentations and hospital
           admissions (2004-09)
    • Abstract: Ferris, Jason; McElwee, Paul; Matthews, Sharon; Smith, Karen; Lloyd, Belinda
      Background: To examine the feasibility of linking individual records from three siloed health data sources, drawn from Victoria, Australia: data relating to drug and alcohol ambulance attendances, and associated emergency department presentations and hospital admissions.

      Methods: The cohort for data linkage consisted of all patients attended by ambulance for alcohol- and other drug-related events in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, from 01 July 2004 to 30 June 2009. Three population-level administrative datasets were linked using the deterministic approach for matching: ambulance records, emergency department presentations, and hospital admissions. The linkage of these datasets involved a series of processes designed to maximise the number of cases linked and minimise the risk of incorrectly linked unrelated cases.

      Results: Of the 97,433 drug and alcohol ambulance attendances for the 2004-05 to 2008-09 period, 69,912 (over 70%) of these were reported as being transported to an emergency department. We linked approximately 90% of transported ambulance cases with emergency department data. We then identified 25% of these cases as being admitted to hospital.

      Conclusion: These results are a cornerstone for future studies examining the pathways of care associated with drug and alcohol ambulance attendances. Exploration of these linked data will provide an excellent opportunity to examine the nature and extent of drug- and alcohol-related harms across acute care settings, and enhance the capability of the available data to identify involvement of alcohol and drugs.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 23 Issue 1 - Contraceptive use in women at risk of unintentional
           pregnancy
    • Abstract: Trinh, Lieu Thi Thuy; McGeechan, Kevin; Estoesta, Jane; Bateson, Deborah; Sullivan, Elizabeth
      Aims: More than 80,000 induced abortions - or one in four pregnancies - occur in Australia every year. Use of effective contraceptive methods is essential to prevent unintended pregnancy and abortion. The aim of this study was to examine contraceptive use among women who were at risk of unintended pregnancy.

      Methods: Data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey 2011 were analysed. Women who were fecund, in an intimate relationship and did not intend to have any more children in the next three years or ever were considered to be at risk of unintended pregnancy and were included in the analyses. Logistic regression models were used to identify factors associated with any contraceptive use and by what contraceptive method.

      Results: Around one in three women aged 18-44 years were at risk of unintended pregnancy (n=1,250; 30%). Of these women, one in six (n=191; 17%; 95% CI: 15-19%) did not use contraception. Women from a non-English speaking background were more likely to not use contraception than those from an English speaking background (OR: 3.8; 95% CI: 2.3-6.2). Women who had no children (OR: 2.4; 95% CI: 1.2-4.6) or had one child (OR 2.6; 95% CI: 1.2-5.3) were more likely to not use contraception than women who had three or more children. Among the 1,059 women who reported using some form of contraception, 138 women (12%) used a long-acting reversible contraceptive, 306 (30%) used a permanent method (e.g. tubal ligation) and 615 (58%) used other methods that were neither long acting nor permanent (e.g. condom).

      Conclusions: Efforts to promote contraceptive use should focus on women from a non-English speaking background, young women and women with less than three children.

      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:51:14 GMT
       
 
 
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