Global Non-Communicable Disease Control (MIPH5117)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to provide candidates with an understanding of the causes and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with a focus on low and middle income countries (LMIC). These diseases are associated with social and economic development and the demographic and health transitions. Topics covered in the unit include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, primary health care in relation to NCDs, health promotion for NCDs and approaches to NCD research in developing countries. Lectures are given by health professionals with direct experience of NCD control in LMICs.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
Further unit of study information
1x2hr-lecture/week for 7 weeks; also offered fully online
1x 2000word written assignment (90%) and class participation (10%) or online discussion (10%).
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.