Specialization in Injury Prevention and Control
The science and policy of preventing injuries, reducing disability, and providing emergency services and rehabilitation is studied in this area of specialization.
In conjunction with the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the faculty and students focus on injuries of all types, including road traffic injuries, falls, burns, drowning and violence. The epidemiology of these injuries is assessed, and strategies to prevent injuries are formulated and evaluated. Students completing this specialization may also decide to complete the Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention. Please contact the director of the certificate, Dr. Keshia Pollack, for more information.
Students must complete the course requirements for the concentration in Health and Public Policy and, in addition, take the following courses.
- 305.610.01 Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention
- 305.613.01 Evaluation-Informed Program Development and Implementation
- 305.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (must take all 4 terms)
Students must then select two courses from the following offerings:
- 305.630.01 Transportation Policy and Health
- 305.615.01 Occupational Injury Prevention and Safety Practice
- 301.627.01 Understanding and Preventing Violence
- 221.612.01 Confronting the Burden of Injuries: A Global Perspective (available online or on campus)
- 330.640.01 Childhood Victimization: A Public Health Perspective
- 330.674.01 Suicide as a Public Health Problem
- 410.626.01 Alcohol, Society and Health