Title: Principles and Practices of Injury Prevention
Keywords: Epidemiology
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
Course location: Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH)
1A Duc Thang Road, North Tu Liem district
Hanoi, Vietnam
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits
SIT: Student Investment Time = 90 hours consisting of:
Contact time: 30 hours
Private study time: 32 hours
Assisted tutorial/field visit: 12 hours
Assessment/assignment time = 16 hours
Language: English
At the end of the module students will be able to:

• Describe and appraise the concepts and epidemiology of injury.
• Critically analyze and interpret data concerning injury problems including social and economic determinants.
• Analyze and critically debate different strategies used in injury control.
• Formulate a comprehensive and appropriate strategy to control an injury problem in relation to an initial situation analysis.
• Analyze and critically discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific injury control programs
Assessment Procedures:
Assessment will be based on class participation, group work and final paper
• Class participation: 10% (attend at least 80% of contact hours)
• Group presentation: 40% (writing/presenting intervention strategies)
• Final paper (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 section 2 of the course.
Failing students will be given a chance to resubmit their paper 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 problem; basic definitions and epidemiology of injuries.
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 evaluate the appropriateness of different injury prevention strategies including: health education, changing environment and law enforcement strategies.
4. Developing an injury prevention program for a specific injury problem including the critically appraisal of appropriate prevention, inclusion 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 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.
• National Traffic Safety Committee and Ninh Binh Province observe and discuss with policy maker and local people on road traffic safety and drowning prevention projects. Students will have chances to learn and discuss on different intervention strategies including: health promotion, law enforcement, etc.
Variety methods are used including lectures (18% of total SIT), group discussion (12%), tutorials field visit (13%), individual work (35%), student presentation (4%), assignment (18%).
Proficiency in English:
TOEFL 550 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: 20
Maximum number of TropEd students: 10
First come, first served
600 Euro
Scholarships: None
Major changes since initial accreditation:
New examples, data and policies are updated to reflect the national and international movements in injury prevention.
Update references
Change the location for field visit to a larger scale intervention area in Ninh Binh province to allow student having experiences in both road safety and drowning intervention.
Student evaluation:
Course evaluation is given by end of every course, most of student highly evaluate the training, there are some typical feedbacks:
• Useful course, it gives an overall scientific insight and belief on problems that were and are interested in.
• Reading materials are clear, and have good examples from developing countries and can help to achieve the course’s objectives.
• Panel discussion with policy makers, researchers were very interesting.
• Having great opportunity to expose with trauma hospital environment and community intervention activity.
Beside of positive feedbacks, student also provide some response for improving the program:
• There is should be more time for group discussion in the classroom.
• Allocate more time for individual exercise.
Lessons learned:
This training course provides a good opportunity for student to learn, discuss about the important area in public health. The course is highly evaluated by students and lecture however there were some issue need to improved such as involvement of policy makers in the discussion with students, need more time on evaluation research, more time to individual exercise.
The course coordinator and HUPH have recognized those issues and continue working to improve the quality of the course.
tropEd accreditation: Accredited in May 2008. Re-accredited in June 2013 and in April 2018. This accreditation is valid until April 2023.
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: 2018-04-13 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2018-04-14 21:16:04 (W3C-DTF)

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