Communicable diseases transmit from human to human or animal to human. They form a major component of the global burden of disease, thus presenting a significant public health challenge. Developments in health technologies, pharmaceuticals and other preventative approaches and treatments have decreased the impact of communicable diseases over the last century particularly. However, this is countered by an increasing risk of emerging and re-emerging communicable disease outbreaks across borders, in part due to the exponential increase in global travel and the expansion of the human-animal interface. This unit explores the knowledge, principles and skills required to address communicable diseases prevention and control. You will examine the epidemiology of communicable diseases and its relationship to prevention, management and control strategies from a public health perspective. Surveillance and other public health strategies on communicable diseases control are studied. Case studies are used to develop insights into public health responses to communicable diseases control, challenges and facilitators. The unit applies a critical lens to the essential role of cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships in effective communicable disease strategies and policies.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||35%|
|2. Group Work||25%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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|2 - Group Work||•||•||•|
|3 - Report||•||•||•|
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|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures||•||•||•|
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