Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours (4 intensive days scheduled across the semester) |
Total Time Commitment:
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences (GC-CANCRSC) . This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Michael Jefford
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Award Programs Team
Phone: 61 3 9810 3245
This subject is designed to broaden students’ knowledge in cancer beyond the individual to a population based perspective. Students will examine the impact of cancer in our society and examine approaches and interventions to reducing its burden. Specifically, the proportion and context of preventable risk factors will be examined. Population strategies to reduce the burden of cancer will be examined including: intervention programs, mass-reach public education, screening approaches, and the role of policy development. Students will also consider the interface of law with cancer care, prevention and screening.
This subject aims to provide students with a holistic understanding of the cancer burden in modern society. Students will use the social determinants of health as the foundation to examine risk factors, impact on health services, economic burden and the role of the commercial sector, law and public policy in cancer prevention and control. This subject will arm students with the knowledge required to serve as cancer control advocates in their professional contexts.
At the completion of the subject, student should possess the ability to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences |
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