Falls prevention in the older person
Who offers the course?
The George Institute for Global Health - a Sydney University affiliated research institute.
Postgraduate public health students, public health trainees, health professionals and individuals with an interest in falls prevention in the older person.
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An undergraduate degree and familiarity with the internet and email.
The unit will cover the following topics:
- Aetiology of falls
- Burden and economic implications of falls in older people
- Evidence-based falls prevention strategies
- Falls program development, implementation and evaluation
Assessment includes submission of two written assignments and participation in moderated online discussions scheduled during the semester
Yes - this unit is a postgraduate elective in Public Health.
The unit may be completed by non-award students (ie without enrollment in a full post-graduate degree). Students can also enroll in this course and earn credit to be accrued toward future enrollment in an approved course of study at the University of Sydney. To earn course credit, the student will be required to successfully complete the assessment tasks.
This course is delivered online with interactive online sessions moderated by an expert in the field and practical case studies.
2013 course costs to be advised
Second Semester 2013
Please contact the course coordinator
T: 02 9657 0361