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Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention

1st term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Jon Vernick

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.

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Quizzes
  • 25% Participation
  • 50% Final Exam

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduates must obtain consent before registering

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates must obtain consent before registering

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

Students who wish to write a paper may sign up for extra credit as special studies.