6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Term 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
This unit will not be offered in 2017 (only offered every 2 years).
This unit will cover the principles of injury epidemiology, prevention and control. The unit will provide an introduction to the injury epidemiology and prevention field with a particular focus on issues facing injury surveillance, countermeasure development, injury policy and injury burden estimates.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
- analyse and contextualise the concept of injury as a preventable health condition;
- identify and describe the context and consequence of burden of injury;
- synthesise the principles of injury prevention and control and related models;
- identify requirements for and conduct injury surveillance;
- analyse and evaluate the strengths and limitations of a variety of research methods used to define the nature and extent of injury;
- develop, implement and evaluate injury prevention programs and frameworks for countermeasure development;
- theorise and analyse approaches to injury policy and legislation; and
- analyse and evaluate issues in the measurement of injury severity, definition, burden and outcome.
- Written assignments
- Oral presentation
5 day intensive block.
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