Tobacco Cessation (PUBH7124)

The aim of this course is to give you a thorough understanding of the purposes, principles and problems of tobacco control and cessation strategies both for the individual and the community. 

This course covers the health aspects of tobacco use worldwide; demographic patterns of tobacco use; strategies for tobacco control including behavioural and pharmacological support for individuals; legislation to restrict sales and use; taxation and population education.

The four modules contained in this course will describe the history of the 20th century tobacco smoking epidemic and the consequences for population health and public policy.

This course equips you with a detailed understanding of tobacco use and tobacco related harm in Australia and other countries, and tobacco control policy and programs at the regional, national and international level. 

The course also enables you to develop effective policies and strategies for increasing tobacco cessation and preventing uptake at the population level. 

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  • describe and evaluate the prevalence of tobacco use and tobacco related harm in Australia and elsewhere
  • analyse and measure the health burden of tobacco use at a regional and global level
  • formulate recommendations for individual and population tobacco cessation strategies
  • analyse and synthesise contemporary government tobacco control strategies and their applicability in different settings
  • identify the key elements of international and national tobacco control.
  • demonstrate effective written communication skills, including correct referencing and in-text citations
  • critically reflect on how personal experiences have influenced current beliefs and attitudes relating to tobacco cessation and control.




About the course

Course Coordinator
Dr Coral Gartner

About enrolment or course fees

Teaching Support Officer
Renee Tayler