Violence and Injury Prevention

Trauma care system planning and management

This course provides an overview of injury as a public health problem, the different elements of a trauma care system, as well as strategies for improving trauma care services and systems. It seeks to promote better understanding of the field of trauma care system planning and management worldwide.


Participants will acquire an understanding of the elements that go into trauma system planning, including surveillance, prehospital and hospital care.

Who can benefit

The course is designed for individuals with a planning or administration role in relation to trauma services, such as:

It may also be relevant to clinicians without administrative roles, administrators of organizations providing prehospital care, personnel responsible for trauma related data collection, and students of health system planning and administration.

  • government staff involved in health systems planning;
  • mass casualty management/disaster planning staff;
  • hospital administrators; and
  • trauma care clinicians with administrative roles or responsibilities.


The course is designed to be delivered over 2-3 days.

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