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410.625.01 INJURY PREVENTION: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS

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Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  5:00 - 8:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Andrea Gielen
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Expands students’ understanding of the role of behavioral sciences theories and methods in addressing the public health problem of injury. Both unintentional and intentional injuries have been the focus of a considerable body of behavioral science research and behavior change interventions. Students read and discuss selected examples of this work and enhance their skills in applying behavioral science theory and methods to research and practice in an injury area of interest to them. Topics include: historical overview of behavior and injury; behavioral risk factors, and examples of behavior change approaches to selected injury and violence problems; risk perceptions and their role in communicating about injury and violence prevention; and the application of specific theories (e.g., diffusion of innovations, community mobilization, stages of change) to a range of injury problems.

Methods of Assessment:

Class participation and final paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduate students are not eligible for enrollment

Instructor Consent:

No consent required