Professionals in the surgical care disciplines, rehabilitation, CBR and disability practitioners, and managers in the health NGO community. Graduate students in other faculties including the rehabilitative sciences with an interest in disability within limited resource environments are also encouraged to apply.
Learners who successfully complete this three (3) credit online graduate course will comprehend the relationship of surgery to preventing and treating disabling impairments in lower income countries.
Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Summarize the global status of impairment and disability due to unmet surgical need.
- Discuss international conventions and policy documents of the United Nations and World Health Organization with reference to surgical implications in health and disability.
- Outline the spectrum of involvement of surgical activities in preventing and treating disabling impairments
- Explain the need for workforce capacity building and infrastructure enhancement to meet the need.
- Discuss proven strategies in overcoming the barriers to effective surgical care of disabling conditions.
- Elaborate on some of the ethical controversies and dilemmas in meeting a service need in the context of limited available resources