Global Non-Communicable Disease Control (MIPH5117)


This unit aims to provide candidates with an understanding of the causes and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries. 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 developing countries.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr-lecture/week for 7 weeks; also offered fully online


1x 2000word written assignment (90%) and class participation (10%)


Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.

Faculty/department permission required?


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