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Module 3 | The search for better health

Focus 6: Epidemiological studies involve the collection and careful statistical analysis of large quantities of data. Such studies assist the causal identification of non-infectious disease

Lesson 1 | Epidemiology

  • Identify and describe the main features of epidemiology using lung cancer as an example

  • Gather, process and analyse information to identify the cause and effect relationship of smoking and lung cancer

Lesson 2 | Non-infectious disease

  • Identify causes of non-infectious disease using an example from each of the following categories:

    – Inherited diseases

    – Nutritional deficiencies

    – Environmental diseases

  • Identify data sources, plan and perform a first-hand investigation or gather information from secondary sources to analyse and present information about the occurrence, symptoms, cause, treatment/management of a named non-infectious disease

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