221.655.01 SURGICAL CARE NEEDS IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
Explores the components of health systems related to surgical care. Focuses on the global burden of surgical disease and trauma, and deficiencies in surgical capacity in LMICs. Case studies from the US, Sierra Leone and Rwanda illustrate common surgical conditions and needed components for a comprehensive health system. Specific topics include surgical care for Women's Health, obstetrical or gynecological injury, and trauma care. Discusses the importance of planning for surgical interventions in disaster management and conflict , including the difference between war surgery and military surgery. Also addresses the economic cost and benefit of surgery and surgical care in LMICs.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe the global burden of surgical disease and identify gaps in current knowledge
Identify current research tools for measuring surgical capacity in LMICs
Discuss the different types of surgical cases for prevention and treatment of disease and how to plan and incorporate these into health system planning
- Monday 5:30 - 7:20
Clinical background is not required