U-M Injury Prevention Center Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Injury is the leading cause of death for children and adolescents, yet little prevention training exists. Learn from a multidisciplinary panel of expert researchers and practitioners through powerful lectures, interviews, and demonstrations; and apply useful, evidence-based strategies and interventions in your work.
This course is designed for multiple fields and levels of training, including healthcare, kinesiology, public policy, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, and psychology. The content is also appropriate for educators, coaches, child care providers, and parents.
As a learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order. With the Course Map are suggested color-coded pathways and module topics, based on different learner perspectives.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation and Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity was released in May 2018. CME credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from May 2018 through April 2021.
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Course Objectives & Curriculum
This online course lays a broad foundation for pediatric injury prevention to give learners an in-depth awareness of this major public health issue through powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts. The course also provides a toolkit of strategies with detailed examples of injury prevention concepts.
Enrolled participants will be exposed to the following topics:
|Module 1: Welcome
|Module 5: Sports Injury Prevention
Concussion definition and incidence; the acute and persistent effects of concussion
|Module 2: Introduction to Child & Adolescent Injuries
Introduction to injury definition, social determinants of health, risk and promotive factors, injury theory, and theories of behavioral change
|Module 6: Adolescent Substance Use and Injury
Alcohol and cannabis use and injury among adolescents; the opioid epidemic
|Module 3: Intentional Injuries
Peer violence and bullying, dating and sexual violence, firearm safety, suicide prevention, child maltreatment
|Module 7: Early Childhood Unintentional Injury
Factors, techniques, and messaging for burn prevention in children
|Module 4: Transportation Safety
Infant and child passenger safety, teen driving, vulnerable road users
|Module 8: Injury Prevention Advocacy
Effective advocacy techniques and tools for policy change
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Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Medical providers and trainees who care for children and teens in the fields of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Surgery, and Nursing will become more aware of the epidemiology, surveillance, risk and protective factors for injury, theory, prevention of child and adolescent injuries (both unintentional and intentional injuries) by taking this course.
Accreditation and credit designation statement
- The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- To complete the entire course, we estimate it will take 25.5 hours. There is also an option for learners to earn partial CME on topics of interest (by module) to them; however, Module 2 must be completed.
- All modules= 25.5 total credit hours
- Module 2= 4.25 credit hours
- Module 3= 9.75 credit hours
- Module 4= 5.25 credit hours
- Module 5 = 1.5 credit hours
- Module 6 = 2.25 credit hours
- Module 7 = 1.5 credit hours
- Module 8 = 1 credit hour
- This activity was released in May 2018. CME credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from April 2018 through March 2021.