Course: Confronting the Burden of Injuries

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Topic Activities
Module 1: Introduction
Assignment Instructions Course Assignment
Optional Review Lecture Lecture 0A

Lecture 0B

Introduction

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Describe the history of the field
  • Describe the relationship between injuries and other public health problems
  • Identify injury prevention programs and resources around the world
Lecture 1A

Lecture 1B

Lecture 1C

Module 2: Assessing the Magnitude of Injury Problems
Mortality

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Describe the concepts and criteria relevant to mortality data Identify the major data sources for mortality data
  • Identify the major data coding systems for mortality data
  • Report on the magnitude of injury mortality around the globe
  • Critically evaluate injury mortality-related information
Lecture 2A

Lecture 2B

Lecture 2C

Lecture 2D

Self Study Survey 2

Reading: Winston FK, et al. The carnage wrought by major economic change: ecological study of traffic related mortality and the reunification of Germany. BMJ 1999;318:1647-50

Survey 2

Morbidity

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Describe the concepts and criteria relevant to morbidity data
  • Identify the major data sources for morbidity data Identify the major data coding systems for morbidity data
  • Report on the magnitude of injury morbidity around the globe
  • Critically evaluate injury morbidity-related information
Lecture 3A

Lecture 3B

Lecture 3C

Lecture 3D

Lecture 3E

Self Study Survey 3

Reading: Adesunkanmi ARK, et al. Road traffic accidents to African children: assessment of severity using the Injury Severity Score (ISS). Injury Int J Care Injuryed 2000;31:225-228

Survey 3

Events

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Describe and define the events surrounding (or associated with) potential injuries
  • Identify the major data sources and data coding systems for events data
  • Define exposure and describe the concepts relevant to it
  • Identify the major data sources and data coding systems for exposure data
  • Define risk (or protective) factors and describe the concepts relevant to an evaluation of risk factors
  • Critically evaluate reports with information on these three injury-related aspects
Lecture 4A

Lecture 4B

Lecture 4C

Lecture 4D

Self Study Survey 4

Reading: Schoemaker MJ, et al. Non-fatal work related injuries in a cohort of Brazilian steelworkers. Occup Environ Med 2000;57:555-62

Survey 4

Cost

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Define the concept of costs
  • Describe the different types of costs often cited in the literature
  • Describe the major steps involved in computing injury costs
  • Describe the major steps involved in computing injury prevention costs
  • Critically evaluate injury-related costs reports
Lecture 5A

Lecture 5B

Lecture 5C

Lecture 5D

Self Study Survey 5

Reading: Mathur N, Sharma KK. Medico-economic implications of industrial hand injuries in India. J Hand Surg Br 1988;13:325-7

Survey 5

Introduction, course logistics LiveTalk 1
Module 3: Injuries in South Asia
Case Study: Motorcycle Injuries in Malaysia

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Assess the burden of road traffic injuries globally and in Malaysia
  • Apply fundamental injury prevention principles to the development of an intervention for motorcycle safety
Lecture 6A

Lecture 6B

Lecture 6C

Self Study Survey 6

Reading: Ghaffar A, et al. Injuries in Pakistan: directions for future health policy. Health Policy Plan 1999;14:11-17

Survey 6

Module 4: Injury Prevention Interventions
Choosing and Implementing Interventions

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Identify the types of interventions available and the criteria used to choose between them
  • Describe examples of interventions implemented around the world
Lecture 7A

Lecture 7B

Lecture 7C

Self Study Survey 7

Reading: Forjuoh SN, Li G. A review of successful transport and home injury interventions to guide developing countries. Soc Sci Med 1996;43:1551-60

Survey 7

Evaluation

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Describe analytical issues related to the choice of variables and methodological tools in intervention analysis
  • Critically read injury-related evaluation reports
  • Appreciate criteria used to evaluate injury interventions
Lecture 8A

Lecture 8B

Lecture 8C

Self Study Survey 8

Reading: Mann RE. The effects of introducing or lowering legal per se blood alcohol limits for driving: an international review. Accid Anal Prev 2001;33:569-83

Survey 8

Module 5: Acute Care
Acute Care

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Explain the importance of timely care
  • Describe the state of emergency services and trauma case systems around the world
  • List the essential features of a responsive acute care system for injuries
  • Discuss issues in acute care with an external expert (LiveTalk linked to this session)
Lecture 9A

Lecture 9B

Lecture 9C

Lecture 9D

Lecture 9E

Self Study Survey 9

Reading: Quansaii RE: Trauma care in Ghana. Trauma Quarterly 1999;14:283-293

Survey 9

Group Discussion LiveTalk 2
Module 6: Complementary Aspects of Injury Prevention
Alcohol

After completing the learning activities in this session, students are able to do the following:

  • Discuss the role that alcohol involvement has in causing injuries
  • Describe measurement and the assessment of risk
  • Discuss particular case studies and the need for local data
  • Describe ways of collecting alcohol data and planning interventions
Lecture 10A

Lecture 10B

Lecture 10C

Lecture 10D

Intentional Injuries and Violence Lecture 11A

Lecture 11B

Lecture 11C

Lecture 11D

Self Study Survey 11

Reading: Martin SL, et al. Sexual behaviors and reproductive health outcomes: Associations with wife abuse in India. JAMA 1999;282:1967-1972

Survey 11

Assignment Part 1 Three-page paper defining the injury problem and setting
Assignment Part 2 Peer review of Assignment Part 1
Assignment Part 3 Poster proposing an intervention to address the injury problem defined in Assignment 1
Group Discussion LiveTalk 3
Group Discussion LiveTalk 4