TM5525 - Communicable Disease Control
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Infectious diseases are the consequence of complex interactions between microbiological
agents (known as pathogens), physical and social environments, and human hosts. This
subject examines how controlling communicable disease of public health importance
requires a wide variety of strategies to address these interactions. The subject deals
with the principles and practice of public health surveillance, disease outbreak recognition
and responses, immunisation, and a variety of other disease control strategies relevant
to Australia as well as to many low- and middle-income countries.
- review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, data and evidence concerning
surveillance for communicable diseases, at both local and international levels;
- critically evaluate specified disease control policies and protocols, using a wide
variety of interventions and resources;
- analyse and evaluate outbreak investigation strategies and apply appropriate responses;
- critically analyse current issues in immunisation and demonstrate appropriate decision-making
processes, with particular relevance to low- and middle-income countries;
- communicate theoretical knowledge and concepts using a high-level of written English
Study Period 8
|Census Date 15-Aug-2019
|Non-standard start/end 08-Jul-2019 to 04-Oct-2019
|Face to face teaching
08-Jul-2019 to 19-Jul-2019 (Please note early start date)
||Professor Peter Leggat
||Assoc. Professor Lars Henning, Professor Peter Leggat.
||other exams (50%); assignments (50%).
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest