Monash University Handbooks 2008

MPH2018 - Infectious diseases: epidemiology and prevention

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr K Leder


Alfred Hospital Second semester 2008 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


Importance of transmission source, host and organism factors in infectious disease epidemiology. Outbreak investigation, surveillance of infectious diseases, prevention/control strategies, mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and of impact of immunity. Includes discussion of infection control, bioterrorism, vaccines, exotic and emerging diseases.


On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the unique aspects of infectious disease epidemiology and understand relevant terminology;
  2. Recall and apply strategies used in the prediction, detection and control of infectious disease outbreaks;
  3. Understand the epidemiologic principles underlying surveillance programs and evaluate surveillance systems;
  4. Understand the epidemiologic principles underlying disease control and prevention strategies;
  5. Recognise the potential role of mathematical modelling in relation to infectious diseases.



Class presentation

Contact hours

2 contact hours per week

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

15 contact hours over 2 days


MPH1040 or MPH1030

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