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Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective

East Baltimore
2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

340.601; recommended 305.610

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.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the current estimates of the burden of injuries globally with special reference to the developing world
  2. Describe approaches to measuring the burden of injuries, including costs
  3. Assess the magnitude of the problem and evaluate the current/potential interventions
  4. Use data for policy development and provide tools to present policy options for reduction of injury burden
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Participation
  • 75% Assignments
  • 15% Presentation(s)
Special Comments

Undergraduates allowed with instructor's consent