Communicable Disease Control

PEH20005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the nature and scope of communicable diseases, including identification, control and contemporary management techniques.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the relationship between immunology and immunisation
2. Contrast the major transmission routes for communicable diseases of public health importance
3. Apply the principles of public health surveillance and epidemiology in relation to investigating communicable disease outbreaks
4. Explain the legislative frameworks for preventing and controlling communicable diseases in Australia
5. Analyse the human and environmental factors that contribute to the emergence of new communicable diseases