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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Education project being done at the University of Iowa


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Principal Investigators:

    Hamann, Cara

  • Start Date: 20160601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602581
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC53
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2016 12:24PM