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221.653.81 HOSPITAL-BASED INJURY/TRAUMA SURVEILLANCE IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Examines the high, and growing, global injury burden with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. Establishes the need for and complexities of establishing and maintaining reliable injury surveillance systems in LMIC. Focuses on training students on the fundamentals of an injury surveillance system in LMIC settings– data needs, collection, coding, processing and use, as well as on evaluation of such systems, and how to sustain them. Prepares students to participate in designing and sustaining hospital-based injury/trauma surveillance systems in LMIC to inform health program planning at the local and national level. Uses case studies to compare and contrast injury surveillance systems in different LMIC settings.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify, retrieve, and manage injury-related data sources in LMICs.
Define and understand trauma outcome metrics.
Critically appraise the reliability and validity of different types of injury surveillance data.
Develop proposals for the collection of injury data in resource-limited settings.

Methods of Assessment: Individual Project (60%): 10-page proposal for a hospital-based injury surveillance system in a LMIC; Quizzes (20%): 2 20-minute online quizzes; Class Participation (20%): lectures, live-talk, and BBS.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Principles of Epidemiology (340.601.01) OR Epidemiologic Methods 1 (340.751.01) OR Fundamentals of Epidemiology (550.694.81 & 550.695.81) OR equivalent formal course in epidemiology

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail