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Unintentional injury is one of the main causes of death and is the most common cause of emergency hospitals admissions in children aged under 15 in Scotland. The aim of this module is to explore what unintentional injuries are, their causes and effects and how to prevent these injuries.

This course is available to start any time.

Course type
Time to complete
30 - 40 minutes
Course category
Early years

Target audience: This module is for all adults including family, those who have a professional, and voluntary relationships with early years, children and families across Scotland.

By the end of this module you should be able to

  • define unintentional injuries and the scale of the problem for children in Scotland
  • be aware of relevant legislation and policies and consider how they could be applied in practice
  • identify the risk factors which predispose children to unintentional injury throughout childhood development
  • identify actions to prevent unintentional injuries
  • reflect on your own practice.

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If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.