Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for CONFRONTING THE BURDEN OF INJURIES:A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (221.612.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe current estimates of the burden of injuries globally
- Identify the current estimates of the burden of injuries globally
- Describe approaches to measuring the burden of injuries, including costs
- Assess the magnitude of the problem and evaluate the current/potential interventions
- promote effective use of data for policy development and provide tools to conduct policy analysis for reduction of injury burden
Tue Thu 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM
340.601; recommended 305.610
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a term paper.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade