Emory University, a WHO Collaborating Center for Injury Epidemiology and Control, is currently offering a free, online course on violence prevention.
About the Course
The course covers the epidemiology of violence; roots of violence including biological, psychological, and social causes (e.g., economic deprivation, religious factors); specific types of violence; media and the arts portrayal of violence; the business/economic impact of violence; physical and mental consequence; and ways to control and prevent violence in our communities, including criminal justice and public health approaches. Through these perspectives, the course will deepen our understanding of violence in local, national, and global contexts.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the problem of violence in the U.S. and globally, as well as the long-term effects.
2. Analyze the causes of and associations with violence from a multidisciplinary perspective.
3. Explore different solutions and programs for the prevention of violence.
Week One: Overview of Violence
Week Two: Types of Violence
Week Three: Biological, Social, and Psychological Contributors of Violence
Week Four: Consequences of Violence
Week Five: Media Portrayal of Violence
Week Six: Controlling Violence
For further information, including how to register, visit:https://www.coursera.org/course/violence