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This course is offered in two modes: either face to face (on campus in a series of intensive workshops) and fully online.

With the rising burden of chronic illness, the prevention and management of chronic disease is a critical priority for health systems around the world. This course provides participants with an overview of prevention and management of chronic disease in community settings as it is delivered in Australia and overseas. It provides a framework for approaching the subject based on components of the Chronic Care Model developed by Wagner and others and promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). There are opportunities for reflecting on how this operates in a variety of settings and countries. Specific topics include the burden chronic disease in Australia and internationally, chronic disease prevention, integrated care for patients with chronic disease, multi-morbidity, multidisciplinary teamwork in the prevention and management of chronic disease, self management support and health literacy, information systems and decision support, health care organisation and funding. A number of case studies are presented and discussed. Participants learn practical skills in analysing and evaluating approaches to chronic disease in a variety of settings, and identifying capacities and opportunities for change.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

Course Outline

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