This unit focuses on the practical development of interventions and strategies to reduce the major risk factors for the major non communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, including tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol, and aligns with the World Health Organisations NCD agenda. Students will critically and systematically explore determinants of risk factors and disease outcomes, intervention options (including policy) and effectiveness evidence, health system and institutional capacity and responses at a national and global level.
|Unit name||Non Communicable Disease Prevention|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Satish Melwani|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply knowledge of the contemporary principles, concepts, philosophy and purpose of Non Communicable Disease Prevention internationally
- Analyse the major global NCD burden and identify risk factor and disease determinants
- Critically evaluate the intervention options available for use in NCD prevention worldwide
- Design multi-strategy interventions to prevent NCDs
- Evaluate policy and other public health interventions targeting NCD prevention
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On-campus - 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly.
Off-campus - online.
|Assessment||Critical review (20%)|Plan (40%)|Policy Review (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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