Injury Prevention Massive Open Online Course
COURSE UPDATE LAUNCHED!
New content on health inequities, ACES, firearm safety and drowning.
Free CME, MOC Part II, and CHES credit available!
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.
How it Works
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.
This course is available on the edX platforms.
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 Learning Objectives
|Module 2: Introduction to Child & Adolescent Injuries
Introduction to injury definition, health inequities, social determinants of health, risk and promotive factors, injury theory, and theories of behavioral change Learning Objectives
|Module 6: Adolescent Substance Use and Injury
Alcohol and cannabis use and injury among adolescents; the opioid epidemic Learning Objectives
|Module 3: Intentional Injuries
Peer violence and bullying, dating and sexual violence, firearm safety, suicide prevention, ACES, and child maltreatment Learning Objectives
|Module 7: Early Childhood Unintentional Injury
Factors, techniques, and messaging for drowning prevention and burn prevention in children Learning Objectives
|Module 4: Transportation Safety
Infant and child passenger safety, teen driving, vulnerable road users Learning Objectives
|Module 8: Injury Prevention Advocacy
Effective advocacy techniques and tools for policy change Learning Objectives
Click here to view or download a detailed description of the course overview, expected results, learning objectives, knowledge assessment process, and CME available for providers.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Medical providers and trainees who care for children and teens in the fields of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Nursing will become more aware of the epidemiology, surveillance, risk and protective factors for injury, theory, and prevention of child and adolescent injuries (both unintentional and intentional injuries) by taking this course.
Accreditation and credit designation statement for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and ABP MOC Part II
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. 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 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 26.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
To complete the entire course, we estimate it will take 26.25 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= 26.25 total credit hours
- Module 2 = 6.5 credit hours
- Module 3 = 9.5 credit hours
- Module 4 = 3.5 credit hours
- Module 5 = 1.75 credit hours
- Module 6 = 1.75 credit hours
- Module 7 = 2.25 credit hours
- Module 8 = 1 credit hour
- This activity was released in April 2021. CME credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from April 2021 through March 2024.
Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) Continuing Education
Health education specialists working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and universities, government offices, businesses and non-profits will become more aware of the epidemiology, surveillance, risk and protective factors for injury, theory, and prevention of child and adolescent injuries (both unintentional and intentional injuries) by taking this course.
The Region V Public Health Training Center is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 27.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.0. Continuing Competency credits available are 27.0. Provider ID# 99038.
To complete the entire course, we estimate it will take 27.0 hours. There is also an option for learners to earn partial CE credit on topics of interest (by module) to them; however, Module 2 must be completed.
- All modules= 27.0 total credit hours
- Module 2 = 4.75 credit hours
- Module 3 = 10.75 credit hours
- Module 4 = 4.25 credit hours
- Module 5 = 1.75 credit hours
- Module 6 = 2.0 credit hours
- Module 7 = 2.5 credit hours
- Module 8 = 1 credit hours
This activity was released in April 2021. CHES credit may be awarded for a maximum of three years from its release date, specifically from April 2021 through March 2024.