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96023 Non-communicable Disease

6cp; 3 x 7hr workshops, 3hpw online independent study
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



Students completing this subject explore the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and global demands for a health workforce with the capacity to appropriately address the increasing burden of diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and mental health problems at local, national and international levels. Students are guided to contextualise international and national policy and local social and economic drivers associated with this unprecedented epidemiological change. The health professional's role in implementing primary and secondary prevention and providing care at the individual level for people with challenging and complex chronic illnesses is examined. Students are engaged in considering their role within the interdisciplinary team addressing the management of non-communicable diseases at the meso, macro and micro levels within diverse health care systems and settings.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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