305.610.01 Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention
- Health Policy and Management
- 1st term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Addresses prominent sources of injury, including motor vehicles, falls, fires, and firearms. Explores the biological, behavioral, and social issues relating to injury and violence prevention and policy. Emphasizes basic strategies for preventing injuries and deaths in the workplace, home, travel, and recreation, and the relative effectiveness of various types of approaches. Students who wish to write a paper may sign up for extra credit as special studies.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define injuries as major public health problems.
- Describe current issues related to the prevention of injuries
- Define state of the art methods for controlling injuries
- Formulate their own attitudes toward causation and prevention of injuries
- Recognize opportunities for reducing injuries and for injury control advocacy
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on an objective quiz, a final exam, and class participation.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required