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Understanding and Preventing Violence

2nd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
Explores the role of public health in reducing violence and associated injuries. Focuses on factors that contribute to interpersonal violence, policy issues relevant to violence and violence prevention, and approaches to violence prevention and their effectiveness. Includes topics such as the epidemiology of violence; biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors related to violence; intimate partner violence; the role of alcohol and other drugs; firearms policy; behavioral approaches to violence prevention; and community efforts to prevent violence.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify societal, neighborhood, family, situational, and individual (biological and psychological) factors influence the likelihood and severity of violence
  2. Explain how and why these factors influence the likelihood or severity of violence, drawing upon existing theories
  3. Appropriately apply public health methods, strategies, and paradigms to the problem of violence and its prevention
  4. Identify strengths and weaknesses of policies and programs intended to reduce violence
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Written Assignment(s)
  • 60% Memos with short presentation
Special Comments

This is the virtual section of a course that is also offered onsite. Students will need to commit to the modality for which they register