Each year, violence and injuries lead to more than 5 million deaths globally—the same number of deaths as from HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Yet many professionals are unaware of the role they can play in preventing such tragedies as car crashes, burns, drownings, suicides, and homicides. A new online curriculum will strengthen their skills and knowledge in violence and injury prevention.
The curriculum, called TEACH-VIP E-Learning, presents a comprehensive list of topics to online learners, including injury prevention, measuring injuries and violence, and policy development and advocacy, as well as problem-specific content and self-assessments. Learners will also be able to combine lessons to create customized learning programs. Based upon curriculum developed by the World Health Organization, the new online curriculum will be unveiled in fall 2009.
“We hope professionals, instructors, and students seeking introductory-level violence and injury prevention knowledge and skills will use this free resource,” says EDC’s Carmen Aldinger.
Funding is provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Originally published on October 24, 2008