Falls Prevention in Older People (PUBH5419)


This fully online unit aims to teach students about the principles of falls prevention in the older person with an emphasis on the application of these principles in the field. This unit will focus on risk factors for falls and the development, implementation and evaluation of fall prevention programs. Students will learn about and discuss research methods for the understanding of, prediction of, and prevention of falls, critically evaluate journal articles, and discuss the development of fall prevention programs using case studies.

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6-8 hours of online lectures and tutorials per week for 13 weeks


1x 2000 word written assignment (60%), 1 x assignment with "short answer" questions (20%), participation in moderated online discussions (20%)


Recorded lectures, lecture notes, case studies and journal articles will be provided online from a password-protected site

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