305.615.01 Occupation Injury Prevention and Safety Practice
- Health Policy and Management
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Thursday, 3:30 - 5:20pm
At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.
Provides a link between the public health approach to injury prevention, the traditions of safety science and engineering, and their relationship with ergonomics and biomechanics. Topics covered include identifying the injury problem; using surveillance and record-keeping systems; preventing injuries by government, unions, health departments, and industry; and comparing safety sciences and a public health approach to injury prevention.
- Learning Objectives:
- develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries based on the scientific literature
- describe a public health approach to occupational injury prevention
- evaluate the roles of industry, government, public health professionals, labor unions, and the media in preventing occupational injuries
- identify fundamental elements for evaluating interventions to prevent occupational injuries
- provide a critique of the occupational injury prevention literature
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation is based on presentations and critiques of papers in the peer-reviewed public health literature concerning the above topics.
- Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduate students are not permitted in this course
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required