Chronic Disease and Injury Control

Course code PUBH6301Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This Unit will provide students with a more detailed understanding of contemporary population health risks and challenges posed by chronic or non-communicable disease of public health significance in Australia, the Region and Globally.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course they will understand

1. the biological, social and economic causes of these diseases
2. the current evidence-based population health responses to the diseases
3. chronic diseases within significant population groups
ContentIntroduction to Chronic Diseases and injury followed by tutorials on Tobacco and Tobacco use in Chronic Disease, Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Physical Activity in Chronic Diseases,Drug, Alcohol and Substance Use Control, Cancer Control, Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease control, Diabetes Control, Injury Control, Mental Health, Co-morbidity and Iatrogenic Disease.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 written assignments
Other: (please specify)Online Assessment of participation in online discussions
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6301