Cancer Prevention and Control (PUBH5019)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to provide students with specific information on the concepts, methods and applications underpinning cancer prevention and control at population level. It is designed to address specific educational needs of students in various programs within the School of Public Health and to offer a broad-based perspective on cancer control, ranging from primary prevention, screening and early intervention, tertiary prevention and palliative care. Emphasis will be given to cancers with the greatest impact at population level and where evidence demonstrates that policies and interventions are capable of reducing cancer incidence, mortality, prolonging survival and improving quality of life. Although focusing on specific Australian conditions, the information will be presented in the context of regional and global cancer control efforts. At the completion of the unit, students will be equipped with the basic tools to design, plan, implement and evaluate cancer control programs in Australia or other countries.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
- Master of Surgery (Surgical Sciences)
Further unit of study information
24 hours online lectures, 15 hours online discussions
2 assignments (65%), 8 online tutorials (30%), 1 reflective piece (5%)
Readings for this unit will be available on the eLearning site
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
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.