Communicable Disease Control PG (10053.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Public Health
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically review the ecology, transmission and control of communicable diseases of public health importance;
2. Synthesise the principles of active and passive surveillance;
3. Apply review outbreak investigation principles to real world scenarios;
4. Present a coherent and sustained argument on the fundamentals of immunology and their relationship to the development of immunisation; and
5. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges of disease control in different settings, nationally and internationally.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr William Mude
Texts and readings will be available on the Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment submissions are online via the Canvas site. Note that submissions will be processed through plagiarism detection software.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to engage with the learning material and convener-led forums as posted on Canvas.
Attendance at all synchronous online tutorials is recommended.
Students in this unit have the option to participate in face-to-face or online tutorial sessions.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means; the use of Canvas; net etiquette and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
The in-class test and final theory exam will be computer based. It will include short answer questions therefore, students will be required to type their answers. Students that are unable to type and complete the theory exam on a computer will need to provide the unit convener with a written Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) stating they require a handwritten exam and ask that their RAP be enacted for this assessment piece.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Addditional information on this unit will be available on the Canvas site.
All assessments will be moderated according to relevant Faculty of Health policies.