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221.664.13 Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in American Indian Communities

Department:
International Health
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 01/08/2018 - Fri 01/12/2018
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Anne Kenney
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2019 - 2020
Resources:
Description:

Injuries are the leading cause of death for American Indians ages 1-44 and the third leading cause of death overall. American Indians experience mortality and morbidity from injuries at disproportionate rates as compared to the overall US population. Fatality rates for motor vehicle occupant injuries are three times higher for American Indian children than for white and black children.

Introduces the basic skills and knowledge required to address the injury burden in the Native American Community. Based upon the nine Core Competencies for Injury and Violence Prevention, provides students with opportunities to practice these skills through application sessions. Prepares students to enter a network of injury prevention colleagues with a specific interest in the prevention of injuries in the Native American community.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the importance of injury as a public health and social problem in the Native American Community
  2. Explain the basic epidemiology of major injury problems in the Native American Community and summarize how to access, interpret, use and present injury data
  3. Define injury prevention programs and identify implementation barriers and policies specific to the Native American Community using the steps of a public health problem-solving model
  4. Identify the skills needed to be a change agent for injury prevention in their communities using policy, engineering, enforcement, advocacy and education strategies
  5. Disseminate injury prevention information strategies to the community, other professionals, key policy makers and other leaders using diverse communication networks and effective communication methods
  6. Apply evaluation processes to assess injury prevention programs and policies in their community 
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 10%
Daily quiz: 20%
Group project: 30%
Final paper/project: 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required