Welcome to "Confronting the Burden of Injuries--A Global Perspective". This course highlights the role of injury as a leading cause of healthy years of life lost and burden on health in both poor and industrialized populations. It describes the magnitude, nature, and neglect of the injury problem in countries with little history of injury prevention, discusses approaches to assessing the impact of injuries and evaluating needs and program successes in such countries, and emphasizes opportunities and barriers to applying effective and efficient injury control measures.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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This course covers the following topics:
Course readings will be available online through the E-Reserve system, a service provided by the Welch Library. You will be given access instructions on individual lecture and assignment pages.
All assignments are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) on the scheduled due date. Completing assignments on time is expected. Late assignments may result in the depreciation of the final grade. If illness or special circumstances impact completing an assignment on time, you are encouraged to contact the TA prior to the due date to discuss options.
Concerns about course topics and assignments
Technical concerns about the functionality and operation of course Web pages (before emailing, please make sure that you can replicate the problem)
Technical help with JHSPH email or desktop applications
Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD
Office: School of Public Health E8132
Abdulgafoor Bachani, MHS, PhD
Kavi Bhalla, PhD
Kent Stevens, MD
Office: Halsted 608
Throughout the course, you have the opportunity to use the Discussion Forum and the scheduled LiveTalks to raise questions and make comments on any aspect of the course. LiveTalk agendas will be announced during the course. Your participation in each scheduled session as well as your participation in the BBS are essential and will be included in the course grading.
Discussion Forum and LiveTalks
Students will be placed in groups based on their backgrounds. Each group will be assigned an article for which they will post an online discussion and then lead a 10-15 minute presentation and 10-15 minute discussion during a subsequent LiveTalk. The discussion should be posted in the discussion forum three days prior to the scheduled LiveTalk so that others can read it in preparation for the LiveTalk discussions.
Discussion Forum and LiveTalk Presentations
The following guideline for your presentation is suggested:
- General scope of paper and key objectives of paper (1 slide).
- Methodologies used (1 slide)—were they appropriate?
- Results/major findings (1 slide)—brief summary highlighting important findings.
- Limitations (1 slide)—what were the potential flaws? What could have been done better?
- Your group thoughts on the implications for injury prevention and control/policy implications (1 slide).
The teaching assistant will be responsible for logistical issues related to the course: posting course-related information, collecting assignments, and monitoring the Bulletin Board. The teaching assistant is your first point of contact for any questions related to the course.
This course employs an innovative action plan.
Lectures: You are to complete all lectures during the term.
Optional self-study surveys: Surveys are available at the end of most lectures to help review key themes. Completion of self-study surveys is optional.
Assignment: We believe that the best way to evaluate whether you have achieved the course goals is to ask you to develop an argument for an injury prevention program. You will work on different sections of your assignment throughout the course.
Final course evaluation will be based on the following components:
NOTE: Final grades will not be based solely on the grades of individual assignments; a student's improvement (or decline) during the course and comparison of individual students with the entire class will also be important determinants.