Communicable Disease Control

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


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22





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.
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

Courses with unit

BA-HSC1 – Bachelor of Health Science
BA-HSCPROF – Bachelor of Health Science (Professional)
BA-HSCPEH1 – Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health)
BB-HSCBUS – Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business
BB-HSCMCMN – Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCSCI – Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Science
BA-SC2 – Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)