On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe risk factors and aetiology for a range of communicable diseases important to public health.
- Explain the impact of communicable diseases in the context of individual and population health.
- Identify and analyse primary, secondary and tertiary approaches for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
- Evaluate the social and cultural impact of notifiable diseases.
- Explain the methods of measurement, monitoring, prioritisation and surveillance of communicable disease and how they are used to safeguard public health.
The learning outcomes of this unit relate to the enHealth Skills and Knowledge Matrix:
Part 1- all generic attributes
Part 2- underpinning skills and knowledge in the areas of
basic human anatomy and physiology related to identifying disease causation and exposure pathways
microorganisms of significance for human health
transmission mechanisms and likely carriers
infective dose levels
Public & Environmental Health Concepts
The points of impact to influence environmental health determinants and related methods of impact
Effective design and implementation of studies, policies and programs to protect public and environmental health and minimise risks
Part 3- Applied Skills and Knowledge
Prevention and control of notifiable and communicable conditions.