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Communicable Disease Control - PUBH5117

Year - 2018

This fully online unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the burden of communicable diseases of public health significance in Australia, as well as the biology, epidemiology and surveillance for and control of those communicable diseases. By the end of this unit, the student will have the theoretical background to take up a position as a member of a Communicable Diseases section of a Commonwealth or State Health Department or Public Health Unit. It is expected that the students undertake an extra hour per week of reading, research and preparation for discussion.

1 x 2hr online lecture and 2hrs online group discussion per week for 12 weeks

online discussion and other online activities (20%), online quizzes (10%), and 2 x 2000 word written assignments (70%)

Recommended: Heymann. David L. (2014): Control of communicable diseases manual. American Public Health Association. Other readings provided on the course eLearning site.


Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne
HECS Band: 2
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