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Unit Code: EVH507

Unit Name: Prevention and Control of Diseases

Description: This course is designed to provide students with training students in the preparation and presentation of information on diseases at a level required for application in the communities while working with other public health workers. The course will enable students to acquire basic skills in identifying the disease and applying various intervention methods to prevent infections to people and animal and also to decrease morbidity and mortality of some common communicable and non-communicable diseases. In identifying diseases, students should have at least some skills in arriving at probable diagnosis by relating with signs and symptoms of disease, the causative organism, the host, vectors etc. In terms of NCDs by means of identifying the risk factors and to apply what levels of preventions that are needed in that situations. Students should also reflect on the physiology and anatomy covered at form seven level and will also grasp an idea of the above with a re-run by the course convener.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to : 1. Reflect on the history of public health with the evolution of communicable and non-communicable diseases over time. 2. Describe the cycle of development and transmission of communicable diseases in the human body. 3. Discuss concepts and application of prevention and control. 4. State the preventative and control measures of each disease covered in this course. 5. Discuss the common communicable diseases prevalent in Fiji and the Pacific. 6. Understand about non-communicable disease, it\'s prevalence, risk factors and preventions.

Prerequisite: PBH 500

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 15

Offered In: Semester 2