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221.612.81 Confronting the Burden of Injuries: a Global Perspective


International Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Abdulgafoor Bachani
Course Instructor s:

Introduction to Online Learning; 340.601; 305.610 is recommended.


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 with special reference to the developing world
  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 policy development and provide tools to present policy options for reduction of injury burden
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on participation in livetalk and Discussion Forum, assignments and presentations during livetalk.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent