Public Health

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Communicable Disease) Pathway

Communicable disease has always been an important focus of public health. The patterns have changed over time and differ between developed and developing countries. The Communicable Disease Pathway is designed for students with an interest in learning about patterns of communicable disease and the principles and practicalities of developing programs to control and prevent this. 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

 
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
 4
PUBH5117
Communicable Disease Control
 6
PUBH5414
Public Health Advocacy
 2
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
 2
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
 4
Part 2 electives  
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
 6
MECO6919
Health Communication
 6
MIPH5008
Travel and Tropical Medicine
 2
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
 4
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
 4
MIPH5124
Health Issues & Humanitarian Emergencies
 4
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour
 6
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
 2
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
 2
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
 2
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
 6
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion
 6