This unit focuses on the practical development of interventions and strategies to reduce the major risk factors for the major non communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, including tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol, and aligns with the World Health Organisations NCD agenda. Students will critically and systematically explore determinants of risk factors and disease outcomes, intervention options (including policy) and effectiveness evidence, health system and institutional capacity and responses at a national and global level.
|Unit name||Non Communicable Disease Prevention|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Professor Roger Hughes
Associate Professor Kate MacIntyre, Dr Linda Murray.
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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On-campus - 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly.
Off-campus - online.
Non Communicable Disease Intervention critical review (1000 words, 20%),
Non Communicable Disease Intervention Plan (2500 words, 40%),
Non Communicable Disease Policy Review (1500 words, 40%).
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