APG5075 - Using data to understand family violence - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Carlyn Muir


Dr Carlyn Muir

Unit guides



  • Term 3 2019 (Flexible)




This unit is taught in intensive mode. For teaching dates please refer to the websitewebsite (https://www.monash.edu/students/study-resources/arts/summer-winter/winter).


In this unit, students will examine key national and international databases that document patterns of gendered family violence. Students will use information contained within these databases to develop relevant knowledge about the health and broader societal impacts of family violence. Through this exercise, students will be introduced to new knowledge about the long-term effects of violence within families. Drawing from this knowledge, they will develop a research report supported by the Unit Coordinator, with input from other staff as appropriate.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and interpret key principles of public health and safety frameworks on injury and violence prevention.
  2. identify why, how, and where data sources are generated relating to family violence.
  3. evaluate data quality principles, implications and ethical issues.
  4. apply the principles of public health and safety to family violence data.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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