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This course is focussed on population approaches to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, selected cancers and their risk factors (diet, exercise, tobacco, alcohol), which are responsible for considerable morbidity and premature adult mortality globally. 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.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



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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