PUBH5751 Disease Prevention in Population Health
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit is designed to assist in acquiring knowledge and developing competencies in the prevention, monitoring and control of communicable and chronic diseases affecting humans. It provides a multidisciplinary grounding in public health practice that draws on biomedical, behavioural and social sciences as well as principles in epidemiology and other research disciplines, to offer an integrated perspective.
- Students are able to (1) describe the principal forms of disease prevention in public health in relation to environmental, sociocultural, organisational and population vectors; (2) identify context-specific and culturally appropriate approaches for public health interventions to prevent common diseases; (3) demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach to disease prevention including biomedical, behavioural and social sciences; (4) demonstrate written research and analytical skills in relation to disease prevention challenges and solutions; and (5) demonstrate participative learning skills.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation in tutorial activities and discussion forums; (2) a major writing assignment; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Linda Slack-Smith
- Unit rules
- an undergraduate degree
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; Practical Classes: 1 hour per week
Readings are provided on the LMS (Learning Management System) for each theme's topics.
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