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At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe an approach to traumatic injury from a gender perspective.

  • Identify gender issues in clinical cases of trauma and injury.

  • Discuss the injury model and public health approach to injury and trauma.[1]

  • Explain basic concepts related to trauma at a level appropriate for  junior medical students.


1. An example of a public health approach to road traffic injusry is the WHO World Health Day 2004 - Road Safety is No Accident. Text on the poster shown on this page is: 1.2 million people will die this year as a result of road crashes; more than 3200 deaths each day. accessed March 20, 2006

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