About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for OCCUPATION INJURY PREVENTION AND SAFETY PRACTICE (305.615.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides a link between the public health approach to injury prevention, the traditions of safety science and engineering, and their relationship with ergonomics and biomechanics. Topics covered include identifying the injury problem; using surveillance and record-keeping systems; preventing injuries by government, unions, health departments, and industry; and comparing safety sciences and a public health approach to injury prevention.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries based on the scientific literature
  • describe a public health approach to occupational injury prevention
  • evaluate the roles of industry, government, public health professionals, labor unions, and the media in preventing occupational injuries
  • identify fundamental elements for evaluating interventions to prevent occupational injuries
  • provide a critique of the occupational injury prevention literature

Course Time

Thu   3:30 PM to 5:20 PM

Course Faculty

At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.

Intended Audience

masters and doctoral students interested in injury prevention and those supported by the occupational injury training grant

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation is based on presentations and critiques of papers in the peer-reviewed public health literature concerning the above topics.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

James Weeks
E-mail: jweeks@jhsph.edu