Available in 2018

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the biological, social and economic causes of these diseases

2. Appraise the current evidence-based population health responses to the diseases

3. Identify chronic diseases within significant population groups


Introduction 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.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Online Learning Activity: Participation in online discussions

Contact hours

Callaghan and WebLearn GradSchool


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.