Non-communicable diseases are emerging as a major challenge to global health and development. In this unit students will investigate and critique responses to the non-communicable disease epidemic through public health interventions. Trends in non-communicable diseases and their impact globally, including in low and middle-income countries will be analysed. The determinants of non-communicable diseases and the challenges faced in researching and controlling these conditions will be viewed through the lens of nutrition and active living. . The consequences of non-communicable diseases on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and their effect on national economic growth and development is examined.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.