Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. This unit will explore the aetiology and epidemiology of the most common chronic diseases, exploring the risk factors which contribute to disease, the underlying mechanisms which contribute to disease progression, and how these conditions can not only impact the individual, but the community as a whole. The key areas of disease prevention and public health initiatives related to each condition will also be explored.
|Unit name||Chronic Disease|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Melanie Blackhall|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Apply basic knowledge of physiological processes and pathophysiological concepts to the progression of chronic disease, symptoms and outcomes.
- Describe and evaluate key elements of population based chronic disease prevention and control strategies.
- Analyse and discuss the biological and social factors which contribute to rates of chronic disease.
- Communicate (in oral or written format) information about chronic disease to a broad audience.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites(CZZ101 or KPZ164 or CZZ102 or KZA161)
Online asynchronous Lecture 2 weekly, 2hr worshop/seminar (face to face) weekly
|Assessment||In-semester tests (60%)|Written assignment (25%)|Oral presentation (3MT style) (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.