In this online graduate course, students will critique current models of addressing the fact that globally, one billion people live with a disability of whom 80% live in resource limited settings which further compounds the family and public burden and discuss frameworks for moving forward.
Discussion focuses on frameworks for advocacy and alleviating the global burden of surgical disability.
Upon successful completion of this course learners will have:
- an understanding of the global status of impairment and disability due to unmet surgical need
- a familiarity with the international conventions and policy documents of the United Nations and World Health Organization with reference to surgical implications in health and disability
- the ability to outline the spectrum of involvement of surgical activities in preventing and treating disabling impairments
- the ability to explain the need for workforce capacity building and infrastructure enhancement to meet the need
- the ability to discuss proven strategies in overcoming the barriers to effective surgical care of disabling conditions
- the ability to elaborate on some of the ethical controversies and dilemmas in meeting a service need in the context of limited available resources