The course will provide students with an understanding of the evidential basis for the cause of these diseases from epidemiological and bio-medical studies, followed by detailed analysis of contemporary population health risk factors and the challenges they pose for population approaches to prevention and management. The course aims to provide students with the ability to critically evaluate the evidence for causation and (cost)-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and selected cancers in populations. The strengths, weaknesses and challenges of different population approaches to prevention and management, and their record of success and failures, will be critically evaluated.
This course is an elective available to participants in all stages of the Public Health, Global Health, and Health Leadership and Management programs, comprising 6 units of credit. It can be taken by people doing other courses at UNSW or studying at other institutions by arrangement.