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301.627.01 Understanding and Preventing Violence

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

Explores the role of public health in reducing violence and associated injuries. Focuses on factors that contribute to interpersonal violence, policy issues relevant to violence and violence prevention, and approaches to violence prevention and their effectiveness. Topics include the epidemiology of violence; biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors related to violence; intimate partner violence; the role of alcohol and other drugs; firearms policy; behavioral approaches to violence prevention; and community efforts to prevent violence.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on three take-home problem sets.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required