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Cara Hamann
The University of Iowa
College of Public Health

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Global Road Safety, Online Course Development

This course introduces students to the status, research, and prevention efforts related to global road safety, including fatal and non-fatal injuries. As one of the fastest growing causes of death around the world, with disproportionate risk in low income countries, this is a topic of increasing global health priority. The course includes modules on road safety trends and culture, road safety research, human factors, and environment, with a focus on many modes of transportation. The road safety research module includes sections on epidemiological methods, simulation research, and naturalistic approaches. The course is designed for upper-level undergraduates and above. The intended audience is students in areas such as: public health, nursing, medicine, geography, international studies, urban and regional planning, engineering, social work, psychology, sociology, global health studies, health promotion, health studies, and leisure studies. This is a student-inquiry based course, which uses interactive and discovery-based teaching methods rather than lecture formats.