305.630.01 Transportation Policy and Health
- Health Policy and Management
- 4th term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Through readings, lectures, and interactive discussion, students learn that intersectoral collaborations between public health and the transportation sector can promote options that meet transportation goals, as well as maximize the health-promoting aspects of transportation and mitigate its adverse health impacts.
Provides an overview of the significant effect of transportation on health in terms of safety, air quality, physical activity, noise pollution, and equitable access to opportunities, and importance of this sector for public health. Covers topics including transportation policies that (a) promote safe travel by vehicle, aviation, and rail, (b) foster active transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling), (c) expand public transportation, (d) address air quality and the built environment; and (e) promote equitable access. Uses case studies to highlight transportation policies that have been developed and implemented at the federal, state, and local levels, and describes how they have promoted health or had the unintended consequence of adversely affecting health.
- Learning Objectives:
- Summarize the significant effects of transportation on public health
- Explain how transportation policies at the local, state, and federal levels can maximize the health-promoting aspects of transportation and mitigate its adverse health impacts
- Analyze a specific transportation policy and its effects on health
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class participation (20%) a short paper (60%) and presentation addressing a transportation policy issue (20%).
- Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduates are not permitted in this course
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required