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221.612.01 Confronting the Burden of Injuries:A Global Perspective

International Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Connie Hoe
Course Instructors:

340.601 (Principles of Epidemiology) required; and 305.610 (Issues in Injury Control) required or instructor consent.


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 intervention development for reduction of injury burden
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, a term paper, and a presentation.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

undergrads with consent only

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With: