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Assessment Task 1: Injuries in Australian Children
Weighting: 40%
Length: 1200 words (two question ~600 words each)
Learning outcomes: 1, 2 and 3


Injury is a significant cause of illness, hospitalization, disability and death in Australian infants, children and adolescents. The purpose of this assessment task is to demonstrate an understanding of how socioeconomic status, and risk taking, is related to injury and death in infants, children and adolescents.

This Assessment Task 1 has two parts;

For Part A (~600 words)

From your research into the leading causes of injury or death in Australian infants, children and adolescents explain how the Social Determinants of Health impact on the causes of injury or death. Give an example to support your discussion.

For Part B (~600 words)

Find a picture, news item, YouTube video or something similar, that is available on the World Wide Web (provide the URL for the examiner to view), of an infant, child or adolescent doing, or about to do something risky. Explain the potential risk, and discuss the behavior in relation to the infant/child/adolescent’s cognitive and physical development. Consider how the community is addressing this issue to prevent or minimize the risk of injury.

Submit Part A and Part B in a Word Document, into the Assessment 1 Dropbox in MyLO by the due date.

These are resoures for your research, you do not need to print everything off, or read every page, review the information that will help you to answer the questions.

A Picture of Australia's Children 2012
Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011
Health of Children in Australia: A Snapshot, 2004-05 Australian Bureau of Stastistics
UTAS Library eReadings

Simpson, J. C., Turnbull, B. L., Ardagh, M., & Richardson, S. (2009). Child home injury prevention: understanding the context of unintentional injuries to preschool children. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 16(3), 159-167.

Marking Criteria
Paper demonstrates understanding of the issues discussed
There is evidence of in-depth engagement with appropriate academic literature and other resources.
Structure and written expression is clear and logical.
The paper is accurately referenced using the Harvard style (in-text referencing and reference list style and layout)