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221.612.01 CONFRONTING THE BURDEN OF INJURIES:A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Provides an understanding of approaches to measuring the burden of injuries around the world and familiarizes students with current estimates of the burden of injuries in the global and developing world. Develops basic skills for assessment of injury epidemiology. Provides an appreciation of how to use these measures for planning interventions for injury prevention and creates awareness of the economic implications of injuries in the developing world. Promotes effective use of data for appropriate policy analysis for reduction of injury burden.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe current estimates of the burden of injuries globally
Identify the current estimates of the burden of injuries globally
Describe approaches to measuring the burden of injuries, including costs
Assess the magnitude of the problem and evaluate the current/potential interventions
promote effective use of data for policy development and provide tools to conduct policy analysis for reduction of injury burden

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and a term paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

340.601; recommended 305.610

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • Health Policy and Management