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Overview of advanced course content

The advanced course covers the topics of the core course in greater detail, with more emphasis on the lessons that cover specialized context areas in injury prevention and control. The advanced lessons are organized into 13 modules; each module containing 3 lessons, each of which taking approximately one hour classroom time to teach. The advanced lessons are described in the table below.

Description of lessons in the advanced curriculum


Advanced curriculum
Module Lesson Lesson topics
I. Injury prevention: General principles and methods 1 Injury prevention: general principles
  2 Injury research methods: Data collection
  3 Injury research methods: Study design
II. Injury information systems 4 Injury coding and classification
  5 Trauma scoring and injury surveillance
  6 Communicating injury surveillance information for public health action
III. Road traffic injuries 7 Determinants and risk factors
  8 Planning and implementing road traffic injury interventions
  9 Putting knowledge into practice
IV. Injuries due to falls and burns 10 Injuries due to falls
  11 Injuries due to burns
  12 Falls and burns: Program planning
V. Drowning, poisoning, and animal-related injuries 13 Drowning-related injuries
  14 Child poisoning
  15 Animal-related injuries
VI. Child abuse and neglect 16 Child abuse and neglect 1
  17 Child abuse and neglect 2
  18 Child abuse and neglect 3
VII. Elder abuse and neglect 19 Elder abuse as a social phenomenon
  20 Interventions for elder abuse prevention
  21 Prevention, ethics, and policy in elder abuse situations
VIII. Youth violence 22 Youth as victims and victimizers
  23 Exposure to violence in youth
  24 Preventing youth violence; preventing victimization
VIIII. Gender-based violence 25 Gender-based violence: Definitions, patterns and prevalence
  26 Understanding gender-based violence as a public health problem an a human rights violation
  27 The health sector response to gender-based violence
X. Suicide and self harm 28 A stress vulnerability model and the development of the suicidal process
  29 The public health approach: Primary prevention
  30 Suicide prevention in healthcare and psychiatry: Secondary and tertiary prevention
XI. Injury care and rehabilitation 31 Trauma care systems
  32 Pre-hospital care
  33 Facility-based care: Acute care and rehabilitation
XII. Ethical issues in violence and injury prevention 34 Self inflicted injuries, suicide attempts & suicide
  35 Unintentional injuries
  36 Violence
XIII. Policy and advocacy 37 Media advocacy case studies
  38 Case studies in developing networks of pressure
  39 Dealing with powerful opposition

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