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 16 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 Delivery mode

PART 1 ELECTIVES

Available Semester 2

PUBH5111
Environmental Health
 4 online; online/intensive on campus
PUBH5117
Communicable Disease Control
 6 online
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
 2 online
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
 4 block mode
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
 6 online

PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

 6 block mode
PART 2 ELECTIVES
Available Semester 1
MECO6919
Health Communication
6 face to face
Available Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
 6 online; block mode
MIPH5008
Travel and Tropical Medicine
 2 block mode
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
 4 face to face; online
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
 4 face to face; online
MIPH5124
Health Issues & Humanitarian Emergencies
 4 block mode
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
 2 face to face; online
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
 2 face to face; online
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
 2 face to face; online
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6 online
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
 6 online
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6 online