School of Population Health

Injury Prevention Our Teaching

The School of Population Health has multidisciplinary expertise in epidemiology, policy change, mathematical modelling, data linkage, risk management, crisis planning and advocacy. In all courses, our academics integrate their research and current domestic and global challenges in the form of case studies, to enrich the student’s learning experience.

Injury Prevention and Disaster Management teaching is represented through courses in:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH), Public Health Security specialisation
  • Master of Global Health (MGH)
  • Master of Health Leadership and Management
  • Internships
  • Higher Research Degree programs (DrPH, PhD, and so on)

The Masters of Public Health and International Public Health are widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. Many of our graduates occupy key positions in health departments, non-government organisations and universities in Australia and internationally.

At a course level, we have a range of options with an injury prevention and disaster management focus including:

  • Injury Epidemiology, Prevention and Control
  • Bioterrorism & Health Intelligence
  • Health Aspects of Crises, Emergencies and Disasters
  • Epidemiology and Statistics for Public Health
  • Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health
  • Foundations in Public Health and Healthcare Systems
  • PLuS alliance electives in Homeland Security, Disaster Preparedness, and Public Policy

Students can also undertake a small-scale research project focused on injury prevention and disaster management. Opportunities for research include:

  • Epidemiology of flood and disaster-related drowning
  • Disaster preparedness and resilience
  • Disaster response
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injury
  • Injury in rural and remote settings
  • Social determinants and their impact on risk
  • Tsunami
  • Bushfire
  • Terrorism and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear concerns
  • Bio-terrorism, Biosecurity and Bio-preparedness
  • Hazardous Materials and Toxicology
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Modeling and Simulation approaches to Disaster Research

Through our domestic and international partnerships there is also opportunity for students to do research in the field.