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305.610.01 ISSUES IN INJURY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

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 Objective(s):

COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. To increase your knowledge and understanding of injuries as a major public health problem. 2. To explore current issues related to the prevention of injuries. 3. To familiarize you with some state-of-the-art methods of controlling injuries. 4. To facilitate a self-examination of your attitudes toward causation and prevention of injuries. 5. To help you to recognize and take advantage of your 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.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • Environmental Health Sciences