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This online Outbreak: The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease unit is a highly practical way to learn about the way in which society responds to infectious disease outbreaks, and what needs to happen to identify, contain and remedy these outbreaks.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with RMIT University, the unit simulates outbreaks and lets students form teams to mimic the way outbreak investigations are carried out.
By studying in this hands-on approach, students learn how to identify hazards that may lead to outbreaks, source information to control outbreaks and implement procedures to ensure infectious disease control.
The types of outbreaks covered include tropical diseases, food borne diseases as well as health care outbreaks and bioterrorism.
The unit is a great introduction to infectious disease control, and will help you gain a deeper understanding of how diseases move and spread throughout society.
There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
In this infectious disease unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This highly practical unit in outbreaks of infectious diseases is a handy program to study for a number of different professionals. These might include nurses looking to specialise in the infectious disease department, journalists who want to cover global health stories, as well as officials working in the public health sector or those employed with international health agencies. Once you complete this unit you will be able to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.