Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Injury PreventionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400286.5

Discipline: PUBLIC HEALTH NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Krista Cockrell


Prerequisite
400867 Approaches to Health Promotion

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
Injury Prevention is a National Health Priority. Injury is the preferred term rather than ‘accident’ with its connotations of inevitability and lack of apparent cause, to promote development of inter-disciplinary prevention initiatives. An evidence based scientific approach to injury research and prevention is well established for road and occupational safety, supported by well resourced implementation structures. Other settings/sectors include sport, recreation, falls, firearms, farm, product and water safety, which are also seeing the benefits of injury prevention principles, but are less well developed. Injury prevention principles include thorough analysis of current data and the literature to identify what works to reduce injury rates, also use of intervenation strategies termed the 4Es, (education, enforcement, engineering and environment).


Courses
4656.1Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
6000.1Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING


Specialisations

KT4000.1Health PromotionCONTINUING
KT4003.1Health PromotionCONTINUING
M4001.1Health PromotionCONTINUING




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