This set of lessons consists of a total of 21 lessons on injuries and violence. For injuries, such general topics as general principles, measuring and surveillance, and epidemiological analyses are dealt with. Besides, specific lessons are presented on road traffic injuries, drowning, falling and burning, child poisoning and injuries at the workplace. The lessons on violence comprise of violence against children, suicide, sexual violence, and violence committed by young persons. In addition, some lessons on care and rehabilitation are presented.
All lessons can be followed on-line or downloaded in any order. The material is appropriate students, who have basic knowledge in epidemiology. Many terms used are explained in a glossary. Each lesson includes some self-assessments, including the answers. The material is also suitable for teachers who want to combine any number of lessons to make a customized learning program. A guideline for the latter group, however, is lacking.
The course consists of ready-to-use material, that can be used on-line, or downloaded free of charge, printed and displayed. Logging in as a guest or after having registered is necessary. The lessons are available in two languages: English and Spanish.
Training level(s) of the material:
Key terms on the content:
Injuries, injury, violence, road traffic, drowning, falling, burning, poisoning, child, children, youth, workplace, sexual violence, suicide
Time demand to complete:
Approximately one hour per lesson, excluding optional activities and reading selected resources.
Coverage of the content of the material:
The material presents world-wide data
Userful for other sector(s):
Valuation of previous knowledge:
That is: the material itself is mostly expositive; the self-assessments are interactive
Size of download (Mb):
Variable per lesson
<p>Internet connection for downloading the material; eventually availability of Adobe Reader.</p>
Owner / intellectual property:
WHO (World Health Organization, Geneve, CH) and EDC (Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham (MA), US).
Year of publication:
Date added to the website:
Thursday, 02 February 2012