University of Technology Sydney

090018 Non-communicable Disease

6cp; Online, 14 hours per week; Students are expected to work through the weekly subject materials according to the dates marked in Canvas. Zoom attendance is not compulsory but highly recommended.; availability: online coursework degrees students only
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Students 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 contextualise international and local social and economic drivers associated with this unprecedented epidemiological change. Students critically examine current global, national and regional policies for prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease and co-morbidities. Students weigh up evidence on major approaches for NCD prevention: primordial and population-level prevention activities; broad and targeted population screening; health education, guidance and counselling; as well as health promotion. The subject also discusses the health professional's role in implementing primordial, primary, secondary and tertiary prevention as well as providing care at the individual level for people with challenging and complex chronic illnesses.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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