Coursework

The availability of comprehensive and multi-disciplinary coursework is the cornerstone of training the next generation of injury and violence prevention practitioners and researchers. The ECIC and its participating faculty will continue to develop, offer, and advocate for injury and violence-related coursework at Emory University and collaborating institutions.

Emory University

Violence as a Public Health Problem (BSHE 565)
The goals of this course are: to familiarize students with the public health approach to violence, including surveillance, risk group identification, risk factor analysis, and program implementation/evaluation. The course will focus on interpersonal violence (assault and homicide, firearm-related violence, youth violence, sexual assault and intimate partner violence), as well as self-directed violence (suicide and suicide attempts).

Injury Control and Prevention (EOH 580/BSHE 591)
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the impact of injuries on health and on society in terms of mortality, morbidity, disability, and cost; discuss what is meant by the terms injury prevention and injury control; and describe the epidemiology of unintentional and intentional injuries including etiology, risk groups for major causes, and identify public health strategies for their prevention and control.

Criminology (SOC 585)
This course provides an overview of the research and theory on crime, and is intended for several groups: sociology graduate students who will specialize in criminology or want an overview of the field; graduate students in other areas who want an introduction to criminological/sociological approaches to crime, including violence (this includes students who are part of the Center for Injury Control’s Certificate Program); and undergraduate honors students with an interest in the area.  The only prerequisite for the course is a basic knowledge of social research methods (the major methods of gathering data and basic statistics).

Georgia State University

Epidemiology and Prevention of Violence (PH 7265)
This course examines the public health approach to the prevention of interpersonal and self-directed violence. With these basic precepts as the underpinnings of the course, the areas of violence prevention to be covered are: child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, elder abuse, and suicidal behavior.