Inquiry question: Why are epidemiological studies used?

Analyse patterns of non-infectious diseases in populations, including their incidence and prevalence, including but not limited to:

  • nutritional diseases
  • diseases caused by environmental exposure

Investigate the treatment/management, and possible future directions for further research, of a non-infectious disease using an example from one of the non-infectious diseases categories listed above

Evaluate the method used in an example of an epidemiological study

Evaluate, using examples, the benefits of engaging in an epidemiological study

Extract from HSC Biology Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2017 Board of Studies NSW.