EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS IN INJURY AND VIOLENCE CONTROL Syllabus

305.612.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe various sources of data for injury research
    • identify the appropriate methodological approach for studying injuries
    • understand some of the methodological challenges in studying an acute outcome such as injury;
    • appreciate how epidemiologic data can be used to inform injury prevention policy and critically evaluate published injury studies
  • Course Description

    Prepares students to conduct research regarding the distribution, determinants, and outcomes of unintentional and intentional injuries, and also to evaluate injury research studies.

  • Intended Audience

    students completing the Injury Control Certificate and others interested in this topic area

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Attendance and participation, written critique of a peer-reviewed article, development of a brief research proposal on any injury topic, and a final presentation.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    340.601 & 305.610 or consent of instructor

  • 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.