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New Course for Fall 2009

Posted: September 02, 2009

The following course is being offered in the School of Public Health for Fall 2009:

HBEHED 710, section 004
Special Topics in Health Behavior and Health Education: Injury Prevention among Youth

Wednesday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Room: 1690, Lane Auditorium

Course description listed below. Course will soon be listed on Wolverine Access.

Course Description:

This one-credit course will provide an introduction to selected aspects of injury as a significant public health problem, both in the US and globally and how it relates to other issues in public health. An overview of injury (both unintentional and intentional) will be included. The scientific base for the prevention and control of injuries, the leading cause of death from ages 1 to 40, will be presented. The World Health Organization reports more than five million deaths from injuries every year, and millions more left disabled. Four special seminars funded by OVPR will be presented by faculty experts from other institutions, and include: motor vehicle injury prevention and public health, injury and violence implications of teenage employment, injuries in the developing world, and pediatric injury prevention. Students will have the opportunity to pursue special injury interests of their own in independent work to be shared in five additional classroom sessions.

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