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305.612.01 Epidemiologic Methods in Injury and Violence Control


Health Policy and Management
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Mary Sewell

340.601 & 305.610 or consent of instructor


Prepares students to conduct research regarding the distribution, determinants, and outcomes of unintentional and intentional injuries, and also to evaluate injury research studies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. describe various sources of data for injury research
  2. identify the appropriate methodological approach for studying injuries
  3. understand some of the methodological challenges in studying an acute outcome such as injury;
  4. appreciate how epidemiologic data can be used to inform injury prevention policy and critically evaluate published injury studies
Methods of Assessment:

Attendance and participation, written critique of a peer-reviewed article, development of a brief research proposal on any injury topic, and a final presentation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: