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305.615.01 Occupation Injury Prevention and Safety Practice

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
James Weeks
Course Instructor:
  • Jim Weeks
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2018 - 2019

At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.


Provides a link between the public health approach to injury prevention, the traditions of safety science and engineering, and their relationship with ergonomics and biomechanics. Topics covered include identifying the injury problem; using surveillance and record-keeping systems; preventing injuries by government, unions, health departments, and industry; and comparing safety sciences and a public health approach to injury prevention.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries based on the scientific literature
  2. describe a public health approach to occupational injury prevention
  3. evaluate the roles of industry, government, public health professionals, labor unions, and the media in preventing occupational injuries
  4. identify fundamental elements for evaluating interventions to prevent occupational injuries
  5. provide a critique of the occupational injury prevention literature
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on presentations and critiques of papers in the peer-reviewed public health literature concerning the above topics.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required