Courses & Units

Non Communicable Disease Prevention CAM624


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
Unit code CAM624
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Miss Nicola Gadd
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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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 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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061399 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,651.00

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus - 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly.

Off-campus - online.

AssessmentCritical review (20%)|Plan (40%)|Policy Review (40%)
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