Courses & Units

Communicable Disease Epidemiology CAM307

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Students will engage in on-line discussions on relevant topics, participate in an outbreak investigation exercise, and prepare a review of an important current communicable disease issue focussing particularly on prevention and/or control.

Summary

Unit name Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Unit code CAM307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Silvana Bettiol

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 061311

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Distance, on-line

Assessment

Essay (2000 words, 35%), Essay (2500 words, 45%), Contribution to discussion boards (1500 words, 20%).

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Textbooks

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