UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PUBH5751 Disease Prevention in Population Health

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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) Associate Professor Gina Ambrosini
Unit rules
Prerequisites: an undergraduate degree
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PUBH5751/SEM-1/2017
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