NURS 7058 Public Health Management of Tuberculosis (TB)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401378

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Description This subject examines the ways in which Tuberculosis (TB) is managed from a public health perspective. Students will be introduced to the essential components of a TB Program, particularly focusing on preventing transmission of TB and promoting the health of individuals and communities affected by TB. Learning materials in the subject will be provided to enable students to undertake a Tuberculosis contact investigation, including risk assessment of transmission and management of contacts. Case studies will be utilised to facilitate students' development of effective patient and community education programs.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline Nursing, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Apply an understanding of the components of a Tuberculosis (TB) program
  2. Critically analyse the information needed to undertake a Tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation
  3. Assess and recommend strategies to minimise the transmission of Tuberculosis (TB) in a community
  4. Verify and select key messages for Tuberculosis (TB) management
  5. Design effective strategies for patient and community education on Tuberculosis (TB)

Subject Content

- Tuberculosis Program (TB) components
- Contact investigation priorities and processes
- Risk assessment for TB transmission
- Components of a contact/patient interview
- Infection prevention, hierarchy of controls
- Promoting infection control in a TB program
- Stigma reduction strategies
- Health education strategies


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Short Answer 1,500 words 20 N Individual
Proposal 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Report 2,000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)



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