Courses & Units

Chronic Disease CAM209


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
Unit code CAM209
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Associate Professor Renee Ross
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
019901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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(CZZ101 or KPZ164 or CZZ102 or KZA161)


Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 3 hours a week; Workshop 2 hours a week; Self-directed study 3-4 hours a week

AssessmentOral presentation (3MT style) (20%)|Written assignment (35%)|In-semester tests (45%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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