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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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 Online


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.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PUBH6301
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