Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases
- 7 500 South African randR 7 500
- Pitzer Road
Despite a focus on the control of communicable diseases in developing countries in the past, it is now apparent that non-communicable diseases have crept up on populations and created a major threat. This course aims to help practitioners understand the size of this threat and its causes, and develop policies to reduce the growing burden on developing countries' populations. We cannot cover all non-communicable diseases in this module and have chosen to focus on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes. We hope that the learning from this module will help students appreciate the evidence base required to plan interventions to reduce the threat from these conditions. The course is designed to help you: Understand the size and causes of NCDs, and to develop policies to reduce the growing burden on developing countries’ populations (with a focus on CVD and Diabetes). Appreciate the evidence base required to plan interventions to reduce the threat from these conditions. There are five (5) modules to complete, which include: Module 1: Size of the Problem (Burden of Illness, Macroeconomics) Module 2: Causes (Risk Factors, including Individual, Population and Socio-cultural Determinants) Module 3: Appraising the Evidence that Underpins International Interventions and Prevention Programmes Module 4: How Can We Make Health Policies to Reduce the Burden of NCD? Module 5: Implementing Prevention Programmes (Plan Your Own) Approximate time for completion of this course is 18 hours and 30 minutes at an average reading rate of 144 words/minute.
158 Pitzer Road, Glen Austin AH, Midrand, South Africa