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


4th term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Abdulgafoor Bachani

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. 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


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 60% Project(s)
  • 20% Quizzes

Instructor Consent:

No consent required