Confronting the Burden of Injuries OpenCourseWare: Free Undergraduate Level Public Health Course on Injury Control by Johns Hopkins University

Published Dec 31, 2008

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'Confronting the Burden of Injuries' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by the the Department of International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Students will learn to estimate the injury burden on a global scale and quantify this burden in various metrics. This course is for undergraduate students and other individuals with little or no experience in public health as it relates to injury prevention. Those pursuing a undergraduate degree like the Bachelor of Science in Public Health may find the information in this course useful.

Confronting the Burden of Injuries: Course Specifics

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Confronting the Burden of Injuries: Course Description

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 160,000 people a year die from injuries in the U.S. alone and millions more injury victims survive, '' The 'Confronting the Burden of Injuries' presentation, which is taught by Adnan Hyder and Maria Segui-Gomez from the Departments of Health Policy and Management aand International Health. The course, which is delivered in a series of six lectures, covers such topics as measuring the extent of the injury problem on a global basis in terms of death rates, disability and economic costs. Students will also look at several case studies, how injuries are evaluated and the trauma units and emergency services available worldwide. Students will also study attempts at injury prevention, including secondary injury sources, like alcohol. Policy and governmental jurisdiction as it relates to injury prevention and response is also discussed. Students learn to use a variety of statistical analyses in order to measure injury-related data and apply it to real-world problems.

Lectures and study materials are available at the course website. If you would like to take this course, go to the confronting the burden of injuries course page.

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