Fundamentals of Disease Control
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- 03 Apr 2023
- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify aspects related to the prevention, development, spread, and control of disease.
- Describe and apply effective intervention strategies for public health emergencies.
- Describe examples of emergency response measures within the health and emergency services sectors.
- Identify and apply local, national and international mechanisms (including legislative and regulatory frameworks) for responses to public health emergencies.
- Discuss the ethical, social and legal issues and implications for population-level disease prevention and control strategies.
- What is disease?
- Introduction to Disease Prevention and Control
- Legislative and Regulatory Structures for Disease Prevention and Control
- What is a Public Health Emergency?
- Structures of Public Health Emergency Response Systems
- Epidemics and Pandemics
- Ethical, Social and Legal Issues in Disease Prevention and Control
- Public Health Report Writing
- Public Health Advocacy
- Evidence-Based Data Collections
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In many ways, disease has shaped human history. Our efforts to prevent and control disease have dramatically increased our knowledge of how our bodies work and how they are affected by the environments in which we live.
This course begins by asking “what is disease and what are its causes?” You’ll analyse some of the communicable and non-communicable diseases that can be addressed via public health methods. Explore a range of topics including concepts related to the development and spread of disease. Examine strategies developed to prevent and control disease. By the end of this course, you’ll have a stronger understanding of the many strategies, frameworks and responses that are in place across all levels (local, national and international) to reduce the harms associated with disease.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Public Health degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
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