221.612.81 CONFRONTING THE BURDEN OF INJURIES:A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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
Use data for policy development and provide tools to conduct policy analysis for reduction of injury burden
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.; 340.601; 305.610 is recommended.
- Health Policy and Management