Chronic Disease and Injury Control

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

By 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

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.

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2 written assignments
  • Other: (please specify) - Online Assessment of participation in online discussions
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6301

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