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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Professor Roger Hughes

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Kate MacIntyre, Dr Linda Murray.

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,525.00 061399

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Teaching Pattern

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

Off-campus - online.


Non Communicable Disease Intervention critical review (1000 words, 20%),

Non Communicable Disease Intervention Plan (2500 words, 40%),

Non Communicable Disease Policy Review (1500 words, 40%).

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