Communicable Disease Control

PEH60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 semester
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

In this unit, students will examine the relationship between pathogens, hosts and the environment and the various public health and environmental systems for preventing and controlling the transmission of communicable diseases.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine the role of immunisation in managing communicable diseases from the Australian and global perspectives.
2. Interpret how host-pathogen interactions and environmental factors influence the transmission of communicable diseases.
3. Critique the role of public health disease surveillance and epidemiological techniques in the investigation of communicable disease outbreaks.
4. Differentiate the public health and environmental systems for preventing and controlling communicable diseases in Australia.
5. Categorise the major emergence factors that contribute to the spread of new communicable diseases.

 

Courses with unit

Elective Unit Only in:
GD-SCBIO Graduate Diploma of Science (Biotechnology)
MA-SCBIO Master of Science (Biotechnology)