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305.610.01 Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention

Health Policy and Management
1st term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jon Vernick
Course Instructor :

Addresses prominent sources of injury, including motor vehicles, falls, fires, and firearms. Explores the biological, behavioral, and social issues relating to injury and violence prevention and policy. Emphasizes basic strategies for preventing injuries and deaths in the workplace, home, travel, and recreation, and the relative effectiveness of various types of approaches. Students who wish to write a paper may sign up for extra credit as special studies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define injuries as major public health problems
  2. Describe current issues related to the prevention of injuries 
  3. Define state of the art methods for controlling injuries 
  4. Formulate their own attitudes toward causation and prevention of injuries 
  5. Recognize opportunities for reducing injuries and for injury control advocacy 
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on an objective quiz, a final exam, and class participation.

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduate students must obtain consent of instructor prior to registering

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduate students must obtain consent from instructor to register

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