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TM5525 - Communicable Disease Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 language..


Townsville, Block, Study Period 6
Census Date 26-Jun-2014
Face to face teaching 19-May-2014 to 30-May-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
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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