Course: Confronting the Burden of Injuries

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Confronting the Burden of Injuries

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Course

Instructors:

Adnan Hyder and Maria Segui-Gomez

Offered :

Fall 2011

Offered By:

Department of International Health
in collaboration with:
Department of Health Policy and Management
The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit

Course Number:

221.612.81



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.