OCCUPATION INJURY PREVENTION AND SAFETY PRACTICE Syllabus

305.615.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • 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 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.

  • Intended Audience

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

  • Methods of Assessment

    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

  • Prerequisites

    At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.

  • 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: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.