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221.612.81 CONFRONTING THE BURDEN OF INJURIES:A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Department:
International Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
Internet
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning; 340.601; 305.610 is recommended.

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the current estimates of the burden of injuries globally
  2. Describe approaches to measuring the burden of injuries, including costs
  3. Assess the magnitude of the problem and evaluate the current/potential interventions
  4. Use data for policy development and provide tools to conduct policy analysis for reduction of injury burden
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation base on class participation and a term paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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