Implementation of the WHO SEARO Teaching Module on Prevention and Control of Injury for Undergraduate Medical Curriculum
Modular teaching on Prevention and Control of Injuries was initiated in 2008 as part of a WHO SEARO initiative. After the success of the first session at UCMS, it has been worked into the regular undergraduate curriculum, and is now being conducted under the aegis of the Medical Education Unit.
A ten day module is conducted every April for sixth semester students. Involving a multidisciplinary approach, it includes lectures, hands-on tutorials, and student seminars.
Nearly every specialty has a role to play in injury prevention; hence a multidisciplinary approach.
Participants of the student seminar on 'Prevention of injuries to health professionals'
Principal areas that are covered in the module include:
Road traffic injuries
Occupational injuries and work safety
Violence related injuries
Animal related injuries