Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2015
Coordinator(s)Professor Belinda Gabbe


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:

  1. analyse and contextualise the concept of injury as a preventable health condition;
  2. identify and describe the context and consequence of burden of injury;
  3. synthesise the principles of injury prevention and control and related models;
  4. identify requirements for and conduct injury surveillance;
  5. analyse and evaluate the strengths and limitations of a variety of research methods used to define the nature and extent of injury;
  6. develop, implement and evaluate injury prevention programs and frameworks for countermeasure development;
  7. theorise and analyse approaches to injury policy and legislation; and
  8. analyse and evaluate issues in the measurement of injury severity, definition, burden and outcome.


Written assignments
Oral presentation

Workload requirements

5 day intensive block.

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Chief examiner(s)