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Infectious Disease CAM208


This unit will explore communicable diseases of humans from an epidemiological perspective. It will provide an introductory overview of the basic biological knowledge needed to understand the interactions within and between populations of microbes, human and other animals. Students will learn to use epidemiological techniques to understand infectious disease surveillance data, disease transmission, outbreak investigation and the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases. The unit will particularly focus on how these methods are used in contemporary public health practice and applied in population-based prevention and control of diseases such as sexually transmissible infections, blood borne viruses and enteric infections. The unit will introduce students to regional and global aspects of infectious diseases, particularly their social and ecological determinants, emergence and burden.


Unit name Infectious Disease
Unit code CAM208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Melanie Blackhall
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe microbiological processes and principles and apply this disease prevention and control
  • Describe key elements of population based infectious disease prevention, control strategies and emergency responses used in Australia and the international context
  • Discuss the biological and social factors determining the rates of infectious disease
  • Explain the benefits and limitations of alternative infectious disease prevention measures
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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