units

MPH5251

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 3 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Suman Majumdar and Mr Geoff Chan

Synopsis

This unit aims to equip global health practitioners with a practical understanding of the impact of infectious diseases on global health equity. The unit will explore:

  • key existing and emerging diseases of global health importance
  • the historical context, determinants and epidemiology of key infectious diseases
  • the existing and needed global policies, public health responses and effective health care delivery models in resource-limited settings for key infectious diseases

The unit will be taught by instructors with field experience and will draw on case studies and practical examples from resource-limited settings.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to identify the key infectious diseases of global public health importance and demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. their historical context, determinants, epidemiology and impact on health equity
  2. the global policies, public health responses and effective practices for prevention, treatment and care at both an individual, community and population level
  3. the principles, approaches and challenges for effective health care delivery models in resource-limited settings.

Assessment

Problem-based learning group presentation (15%)
Policy brief on group topic (25%)
Concept note (500 words) (5%)
Written assignment: Infectious disease program design (3,500 words) (55%)

Workload requirements

40 hours.

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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Suman Majumdar and Mr Geoff Chan

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency.

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