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Injury Prevention course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
NHS England, Healthy Child Programme, eLH

This session aims to raise awareness of the causes, risk factors and context of unintentional child injury. Understanding both the conceptual and practical approaches to effective unintentional child injury prevention forms an integral part of this session.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise the causes, risk factors and context of childhood injury
  • Describe the significance of appropriate risk assessment including the possibility of child abuse or neglect
  • Make sound judgements regarding appropriate preventive and health promotion actions that aim to reduce the likelihood of the injury occurring

This session summarises the nature of the public health challenge posed by accidental injuries in children. It outlines the key approaches to injury prevention; indicates the wide range of available evidence-based countermeasures and suggests ways in which practitioners can help introduce measures to prevent injuries both in the course of their routine duties and in partnership with others.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

Complete the following HCP session:

  • 10_01 Basic Principles of Health Promotion (402-0058)

Have a basic understanding of child development

Instructors / Speakers
David H. Stone,
Public health physician based at Glasgow University

David Stone is a public health physician based at Glasgow University where he has held a Personal Chair of Paediatric Epidemiology since 2000. He chaired the child injury group of the Accidental Injury Task Force of the UK Department of Health (2000-2002) and was Chair of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (2000-2003). He has been Injury Prevention Adviser to the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health since 2003.

Injury Prevention course for Medical Doctors
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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