TEACH-VIP, an injury prevention and control
curriculum that has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a
great many injury prevention experts throughout the world. The course
materials is designed around power point slide presentations, with
supporting notes below the slides.
A key characteristic of the TEACH-VIP curriculum is that it is
modular. That is, the course structure is flexible and individuals may
move through the modules at their own pace. No preexisting experience or
knowledge in injury prevention is needed to begin the curriculum.
The overreaching objective of the TEACH-VIP program is to support
and facilitate the prevention of injuries through the training of a
variety of individuals.
Experience in the field of education has shown that strategies that
increase the degree of interaction are an effective means to increase
the acquisition and retention of competencies.
Building capacity for the prevention of injuries is an obvious need.
The burden of injury is substantial and yet relatively little
sustainable action has been demonstrated.