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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Chronic Disease
Unit code CAM209
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Renee Ross

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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