This unit aims to provide candidates with an understanding of the causes and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with a focus on low and middle income countries (LMIC). These diseases are associated with social and economic development and the demographic and health transitions. Topics covered in the unit include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, primary health care in relation to NCDs, health promotion for NCDs and approaches to NCD research in developing countries. Lectures are given by health professionals with direct experience of NCD control in LMICs.
1x2hr-lecture/week for 7 weeks; also offered fully online
1x 2000word written assignment (90%) and class participation (10%) or online discussion (10%).
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.