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 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 Design and Evaluation of Community Health and Safety Interventions
- 305.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (must take all 4 terms)
Students must then select two courses from the following six offerings:
- 305.630.01 Transportation Safety: Policy and Politics
- 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
- 330.674.01 Suicide as a Public Health Problem
- 410.626.01 Alcohol, Society and Health