Injury epidemiology, prevention and control

Who is this course for?

Postgraduate public health students, public health trainees, health professionals and individuals with an interest in injury epidemiology, prevention and control

Who offers the course?

The George Institute for Global Health

Level of assumed/required knowledge

An undergraduate degree and familiarity with the internet and email

Course overview

This one semester online unit teaches students about the principles of injury epidemiology, prevention and control. It provides a basis for the assessment and investigation of injury issues and the development, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention programs

Key topics include:

  • The principles of injury prevention and control
  • The burden of injury
  • Data requirements of injury prevention programs including key strategies
  • Program implementation
  • Program evaluation
  • Injury in Indigenous Australians and the Asian region

Course duration

One semester

How is the course assessed?

Assessment includes submission of a written assignment and participation in moderated online discussions scheduled during the semester

Can this course contribute to an academic degree?

Yes - this unit is a postgraduate elective in Public Health

The unit may be completed by non-award students (ie without enrolment in a full post-graduate degree). Students can also enrol in this course and earn credit to be accrued toward future enrolment in an approved course of study at The University of Sydney

Course delivery

This course is delivered online. It offers practical case studies, online discussion with leading injury control professionals and content developed by leaders in injury prevention and control from across Australia

Course cost

2014 course costs

Course fees for online units of study:
Domestic students: $2,125 (4CP)
International students: $3,258 (4CP)

Course dates

Second Semester 2014

Is this course accredited for CME points?


Further information and registration

The 2014 course brochure is available featuring further information on this course.

Contact person/Course coordinator

T: 02 9657 0361

Last updated

July 2014