CONFRONTING THE BURDEN OF INJURIES:A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Syllabus

221.612.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    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
  • Course Description

    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.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a term paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    340.601; recommended 305.610

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.