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.
|Unit name||Communicable Disease Epidemiology|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Dr Silvana Bettiol
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|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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Essay (2000 words, 35%), Essay (2500 words, 45%), Contribution to discussion boards (1500 words, 20%).
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