Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management

Course code MEDI6802Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course is designed for students from all health disciplines to advance their understanding of contemporary issues in chronic disease management. Students will explore contemporary and integrated disease models of care, including patient-professional partnership, collaborative care and self- management education. Principles of prevention and screening for common diseases in primary health care with emphasis on cultural awareness and safety will be applied and supported through identification and discussion of the rapidly emerging electronic and mobile support technologies.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesAt successful completion of this course students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of
1. Integrated disease models of care and primary care partnerships
2. Contemporary models of chronic disease management including patient-professional partnership, collaborative care and self-management education
3. The principles of prevention and screening for common diseases in primary health care including risk factor management and primary health issues
4. Interventions at individual level for common primary health issues such as smoking, diet, alcohol and physical activity
5. The centrality of family, country and kinship ties for Indigenous Australians and cultural influence on health behaviour
6. Sound knowledge of strategies for creating coordinated models of planned care based on evidence of best practice and care pathways for selected chronic diseases
7. The clinical application of emerging E and M technologies in primary health care.
ContentThis course consists of four study modules:
Module 1. Integrated Disease Models of Care and Primary Care Partnerships
Module 2. Consumer as Partners in Chronic Disease
Module 3. Primary and Secondary Health Promotion
Module 4. Emerging E-and M Health Technologies in Primary Care
Replacing Course(s)na
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of undergraduate studies within a health related discipline.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesGroup/wiki participation and contribution
Case Scenario/PBL
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MEDI6802