Title: Principles and Practices of Injury Prevention
Keywords: Research (in general)
Planning and programming (incl.. budgeting and evaluation)
Accidents / injury
Country: Vietnam
Institution: Vietnam - Department of Graduate Education, Hanoi University of Public Health
Course coordinator: Pham Viet Cuong, PhD
Date start: 2018-06-25
Date end: 2018-07-06
About duration and dates: 2 weeks
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits
SIT: 90 hours
30 contact hours, 10 hours assisted field visit, 10 hours group work, 40 hours self study
Language: English
At the end of the module students will be able to:

1. describe and appraise the concepts and epidemiology of injury.
2. critically analyze and interpret data concerning injury problems including social and economic determinants.
3. analyze and critically debate different strategies used in injury control.
4. formulate a comprehensive and appropriate strategy to control an injury problem in relation to an initial situation analysis.
5. analyze and critically discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific injury control programs
Assessment Procedures:
Assessment will be based on class participation, exercises, and written policy brief
- Class participation: 10% (attend at least 80% of contact hours)
- Individual exercise: develop a Haddon matrix on identified injury problems: 20%
- Group exercise (2 - 3 people/group): Writing/presenting intervention strategies (500 - 700 words): 20%
- Individual written injury prevention plan (1,500 words): 50%
The students are required to write a prevention plan to address an injury problem. They can choose the problem that was identified during the group activities or propose their own topic, but they have to discuss with course coordinator to seek agreement prior to writing their final paper. Students can start identify injury problem and discuss with course coordinator after module 2 of the course.
Failing students will be given a chance to resubmit their assignment that has taken into account the comments given. This should be done within 4 weeks and will be reassessed by the course organizer.
The main topics covered in this module are:
1. Nature, cost and scope of the injury problems; basic definitions and epidemiology of injury.
2. Approaching the injury problems including classical approaches/tools for injury prevention; finding the needed data and the role of behavior changes in injury prevention.
3. Choosing and evaluating the appropriateness of different injury prevention strategies, including health education, environmental changes, and law enforcement strategies.
4. Developing an injury prevention program for a specific injury problem including the critically appraisal of appropriate prevention, involvement of stakeholders and evaluation strategies.
5. Other preventive approaches for unintentional injuries; intentional injuries and the role of trauma/pre-hospital care in injury prevention.
6. Study visit to:
- Viet Duc trauma hospital in Hanoi to observe and study the trauma care model. Students will have opportunities to discuss with health staffs on their daily work as well as the trauma care system at the hospital.
- Ha Nam province (60 km South of Hanoi) to observe and discuss with local people on a road traffic safety project. Students will have chances to learn and discuss different intervention strategies including health promotion, law enforcement, etc.
Variety methods are used, including introductory lectures, seminars, group discussion, tutorials, field visit, individual work, student presentation, and individual written assignment.
Proficiency in English: TOEFL 550 or equivalent, or IELTS 6
Student admitted to a Master Degree Program within TropEd Network may join this course, having finished the core course.
Maximum number of students: 25
Maximum number of TropEd students: 10
See under prerequisites
600 Euro
Scholarships: None
Major changes since initial accreditation:
New examples, data and policies, references are updated to reflect the national and international movements in injury prevention.
Change the location for field visit from Safe community site in Xuan Dinh, Hanoi to a larger scale intervention area in Ha Nam province.
Student evaluation:
- Students acknowledge the course’s usefulness and appropriateness.
- Reading materials are clear, and have good examples from developing and developed countries
- Concepts provided in the course are useful and made them confident to apply in their works.
- There is should be more time for group discussion in the classroom and individual exercise.
- Should organize some kinds of panel with policy makers, researchers to dialog about injury prevention, injury research.
Lessons learned:
This is practical course with new skills on identifying injury problems, developing injury intervention strategy on leading injury causes.
Based on teaching experiences and students’ feedback, the course structure and evaluation are adjusted to provide more support for students when doing their individual and group exercises.
tropEd accreditation: Accredited in May 2008. Re-accredited in June 2013. This accreditation is valid until June 2018.
This course provides public health students fundamental knowledge and skills on injury prevention that cover basic injury epidemiology, developing, implementing and evaluating an injury prevention program.

If you wish to participate these courses, please complete the registration form and CV and send before 1st, April, 2018 to Graduate Education Dept (nth1@huph.edu.vn).
For course application please click here
Email Address: nth1@huph.edu.vn
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-01-10 10:05:18 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-01-10 16:18:56 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2017-07-28 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2017-10-10 04:50:15 (W3C-DTF)

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