Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor B Gabbe


Epidemiology of injury in Australia and Victoria and data and research that underpins current knowledge of major causes, risk factors and vulnerable population groups. Current initiatives (both government and non-government) to address major injury problems in Victoria, including a creative and critical focus on effective countermeasures, prevention programs, strategies and evaluation.


On completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of:

  1. The concept of injury as a preventable health condition.
  2. The burden of injury.
  3. Principles of injury prevention and control.
  4. Data requirements and injury surveilance.
  5. The strengths and limitations of research methods used to define the nature and extent of injury.
  6. Development of injury prevention programs, frameworks for countermeasure development and their evaluation.
  7. Approaches to injury policy and legislation.
  8. Issues in the measurement of injury severity, definition, burden and outcome.


Written assignments
Oral presentation

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

5 day intensive block.