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TM5525 - Communicable Disease Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

This subject examines how communicable diseases are controlled at local, national and global levels. It deals with the principles and practice of public health surveillance, control strategies and programs using real life case studies of communicable diseases from Australia and overseas. A particular emphasis on current issues makes this a highly relevant and topical subject. The role of the Internet in the global disease surveillance system is highlighted.

Learning Outcomes

  • to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for the successful control of communicable diseases in the Australian and the global context by addressing public health surveillance, prevention of disease, investigation of outbreaks and strategies for control of diseases with a special focus on current problems in the tropics;
  • to be able to describe the current strategies and systems used to control communicable diseases in Australia and globally.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.


Townsville, Study Period 6, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Non-standard start/end 14-May-2012 to 27-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 14-May-2012 to 25-May-2012 (Coordinator TBA)
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Peter Leggat.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures
Assessment: other exams (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (40%).

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