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.
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.
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
Thu 3:30 PM to 5:20 PM
At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.
masters and doctoral students interested in injury prevention and those supported by the occupational injury training grant
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