The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Define the concept of chronic or non-communicable diseases

2. Discuss the epidemiologic, nutritional and disease transitions impacting the burden of chronic diseases

3. Identify and describe the impact and contribution of different risk factors in the chronic disease epidemic

4. Discuss some main types of chronic diseases and injuries in terms of their: i) Aetiology ii) Burden of disease iii) Risk factors iv) Prevention and control measures

5. Appraise different levels of prevention strategies (primary, secondary, tertiary) for chronic diseases

6. Describe, critically assess and review different upstream, midstream and downstream (evidence-based) interventions/responses to specific chronic diseases

7. Prepare some evidence-based recommendations for effective control of some specific risk factors and chronic diseases


Content

Introduction to Chronic Diseases and injury followed by tutorials on:

  1. Tobacco and Tobacco use in Chronic Disease,
  2. Nutrition and Chronic Disease,
  3. Physical Activity in Chronic Diseases,
  4. Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Use Control,
  5. Cancer Control,
  6. Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Control,
  7. Diabetes Control,
  8. Injury Control,
  9. Mental Health,
  10. Co-morbidity and Iatrogenic Disease.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1

Online Learning Activity: Participation in online discussions

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2


Contact hours

Callaghan

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours are an indication only

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture/tutorial 2 hours per week for one semester for on-campus students; online delivery with provision of course notes supplemented by electronic discussions for distance learning students.

Online

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours are an indication only