305.610.01 | AY 2010-2011 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
MW 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    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.
  • Course Description

    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.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on an objective quiz, a final exam, and class participation.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.