TM5573 - Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
This subject introduces students to the area of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
and explores theories and approaches which are be used to prevent or reduce the morbidity
and mortally associated with injuries. It provides the student with knowledge and
skills to be able to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate their own injury prevention
interventions. It explores the breadth of injury prevention activities, risk factors
and strategies used to understand and prevent injuries. Students will be provided
with a range of insights in injury specific areas from drowning to violence; from
safe communities to farm safety; from sport safety to child safety. This subject will
be of particular value to those working at a community level, within a government
agency, for a charity or wanting to know more about how injuries can be prevented.
Specific areas which will be covered include: magnitude and burden of the injury problem;
contemporary theories of injury prevention; history of injury prevention in Australia
and current organisations; epidemiological approaches to injury prevention (coding,
classification, and outcomes); standards, laws and legislation; behavioural approaches
to injury prevention; developing, implementing and evaluating an injury prevention
program; injury prevention and the media; exploration of specific injury topics including,
child safety, sport safety, traffic safety, pedestrian safety, drowning, bicycle safety,
violence, suicide and self harm, workplace safety, farm safety, rural safety, alcohol
and drugs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Safety, falls, burns and scalds,
and animal safety.
- Knowledge of injury prevention and safety promotion theories, methods and approaches;
- Knowledge of specialised injury prevention areas;
- Knowledge of injury prevention epidemiology;
- Ability to implement an injury prevention intervention and evaluate its success;
- Ability to communicate with a range of audiences particularly, policy makers, the
public and the media.
Study Period 9
|Census Date 09-Oct-2014
|Non-standard start/end 08-Sep-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
|Face to face teaching
08-Sep-2014 to 12-Sep-2014
||Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin
||Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin, Assoc. Professor Kerrianne Watt, Professor Peter Leggat.
- 30 hours lectures - there will be 30 hours of face-to-face lecture, tutorial and practicals in a mini-block
format (i.e. 1 week). The rest will be provided externally.
||end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); assignments (40%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest