Public Health

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Chronic Disease) Pathway

Chronic disease is the major cause of health burden in developed countries and is increasingly becoming a major issue in developing countries. The Chronic Disease Pathway is designed for students with an interest in learning the principles and practicalities of developing programs to prevent disease and promote good health. Note that your transcript will not explicitly identify that you undertook this pathway and you are not restricted to the listed units – they are provided only as a guide.

In addition to completing the required credit points of core units of study, Graduate Diploma students must complete 12 credit points of electives, and master's students must complete 16 credit points of electives. A minimum of 6 (Grad Dip) or 8 (master's) credit points of electives must come from part 1 of the table of units of study: Public Health.


Elective units of study

Credit points Delivery mode

PART 1 ELECTIVES

Available Semester 1

PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6  online
Available Semester 2
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
 6  online
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing
 2  block mode
PUBH5029
Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition
 4  block mode
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
 4  online; face to face (day)
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
 4  online; block mode
PUBH5115
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
 2  online; block mode
PUBH5118
Indigenous Health Promotion
 4  block mode
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
 6  block mode
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
 4  block mode
PART 2 ELECTIVES  
Available Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
 6  block mode; online
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
 2  face to face; online
MIPH5127
Mental Disorders in Global Context
 2  block mode