Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ISSUES IN INJURY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION (305.610.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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.
COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. To increase your knowledge and understanding of injuries as a major public health problem. 2. To explore current issues related to the prevention of injuries. 3. To familiarize you with some state-of-the-art methods of controlling injuries. 4. To facilitate a self-examination of your attitudes toward causation and prevention of injuries. 5. To help you to recognize and take advantage of your opportunities for reducing injuries and for injury control advocacy.
Mon Wed 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on an objective quiz, a final exam, and class participation.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade