PUBH631 - Disease Prevention and Management

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Prevention and management strategies for communicable and non-communicable diseases constitute a major area of public health action. In this unit, students will examine the theoretical issues and practical concerns associated with prevention and management of communicable and non-communicable disease or injury (either acute or chronic). Public health responses to these broad categories of diseases, and those for specific diseases, will be considered, ranging from preventive strategies for communicable diseases (e.g. vaccination) through to integrated health service models for management of chronic diseases. Students will also learn practical skills in needs assessment, health impact assessment and program management to support the development, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of disease prevention/management programs. Theoretical, practical and program management issues will then be integrated into a detailed examination of three case studies on prevention and management in public management.