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Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention

East Baltimore
1st Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
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.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Define injuries as major public health problems
  2. Describe current issues related to the prevention of injuries
  3. Define state of the art methods for controlling injuries
  4. Formulate their own attitudes toward causation and prevention of injuries
  5. Recognize opportunities for reducing injuries and for injury control advocacy
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Quizzes
  • 90% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Undergraduate students must obtain consent of instructor prior to registering