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 Masters students must complete 20 credit points of electives. A minimum of 6 (Grad Dip) or 8 (Masters) credit points of electives must come from Part 1 of the Table of Units of Study: Public Health.


Elective Units of Study Credit points

Part 1 electives

 
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
 6
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
 6
PUBH5024
Obesity and Health Promotion
 2
PUBH5025
Physical Activity and Public Health
 2
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing
 2
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
 4
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
 4
PUBH5115
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
 2
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health
 4
PUBH5118
Indigenous Health Promotion
 4
PUBH5414
Public Health Advocacy
 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
 6
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
 4
 Part 2 electives  
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
 6
BETH5207
Arts in Health
 6
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
 2
MIPH5127
Mental Disorders in Global Context
 2
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour
 6