A free online road safety course from Johns Hopkins International

A free online road safety course from Johns Hopkins International

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is pleased to offer for the first time a free, online training certificate program on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (RTIP), hosted via the platform TRAMS. Comprised of seven multimedia educational modules, this comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of road traffic injury prevention to setting up injury surveillance systems, evaluating road safety interventions and influencing policy on road traffic injuries (RTIs).

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Injuries cause more than five million deaths every year, resulting in high economic and social costs for communities around the globe. These costs are greater in low- and middle-income countries, where many public health systems have yet to prioritize injuries as a major health concern, despite the cost-effective methods available to prevent them.

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit was established within the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health to respond to the growing burden of injuries worldwide.

Through research, collaboration and training, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit strives to identify effective solutions to the growing burden of injuries in low- and middle-income populations, influence public policy and practice and advance the field of injury prevention throughout the world.

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Injuries, Violence and Accident Prevention. 

The lectures are taught by a variety of instructors, including JH-IIRU faculty as well as experts in the field of injury prevention control and trauma care from around the world.
 

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The program is free of cost and open to policy makers, researchers, educators and anyone in the general public interested in learning more about RTIs. They do not offer academic credit, but do provide a certificate for completing course modules.

Modules in this training include:

  • RTIP Module 1: Fundamentals of Road Traffic Injury Prevention
  • RTIP Module 2: Concepts in Injury Prevention
  • RTIP Module 3: Assessing the Health and Economic Burden of RTIs
  • RTIP Module 4: Risk Factors and Choosing Interventions for Road Traffic Injuries
  • RTIP Module 5: Injury Surveillance Systems
  • RTIP Module 6: Evaluation of Road Safety Interventions
  • RTIP Module 7: Influencing Policy for Road Traffic Injury Prevention

 

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