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221.653.11 Hospital-Based Injury/Trauma Surveillance in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Department:
International Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/12/2017 - Fri 06/16/2017
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Abdulgafoor Bachani
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

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

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Identify, retrieve, and manage injury-related data sources in LMICs
  2. Define and understand trauma outcome metrics
  3. Critically appraise the reliability and validity of different types of injury surveillance data
  4. Develop proposals for the collection of injury data in resource-limited settings
Methods of Assessment:

Individual project: 60%, Quizzes: 20%, Class participation: 20%

Enrollment Restriction:

Summer Institute participants only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students are required to have completed the following readings prior to the beginning of the course: World Health Organization, Injury Surveillance Guidelines (2004); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Surveillance Training Manual (2005) The Individual project is due on August 1, 2017.