Communicable Disease Epidemiology
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject , the student should be able to:
- Apply microbiological processes and principles and utilise this to prevent and control the spread of infection
- Describe key elements of a population–based disease prevention, control strategies and emergency responses used in Australia and international context
- Examine and critically analyse the biological and social factors determining the rates of infectious disease
- Critically analyse the benefits and limitations of alternative disease prevention measures (e.g. education, screening, vaccination, and current laboratory practices)
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In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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Communicable Disease Epidemiology 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 subject 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 subject will introduce students to regional and global aspects of infectious diseases, particularly their social and ecological determinants, emergence and burden.
- Data Analysis (20%)
- Discussion Posts (Online) (20%)
- Critique (25%)
- Essay (35%)
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