Emory University

Understanding Violence

Taught in English

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Deb Houry, MD, MPH
Pamela Scully, Ph.D.

Instructors: Deb Houry, MD, MPH

4.6

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No prior experience required
15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

We begin the course by defining violence and discussing why violence can be difficult to identify and measure. We will review the rates of violence in the U.S. and globally.

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8 videos4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

The following videos will help learners become familiar with specific types of violence, including intimate partner violence, suicide, sexual violence, youth violence including cyber-bullying, child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, and gang violence.

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module we identify what environmental features increase likelihood for violence in individuals and take a look at the associations with substance use and violence. Learners have a chance to review theories around biological and genetic predispositions and responses to violence. Finally, we examine religious perspectives and issues around violence.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

We begin this module reviewing the psychological effects of violence including PTSD, depression, and suicidality. Then we assess the economic impact of violence and injuries. We will explore violence in relation to the criminal justice system, and recognize the long-term impact of sexual violence in wartime.

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module we explore how violence is represented in films in terms of character and narrative and we consider how violence is reported in the news, specifically discussing desensitization.

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7 videos1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

We close this course comparing different types of violence prevention programs (primary vs. secondary; public health vs. criminal justice) and identifying key elements of successful violence prevention programs.

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10 videos1 reading1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.7 (50 ratings)
Deb Houry, MD, MPH
Emory University
1 Course33,545 learners
Pamela Scully, Ph.D.
Emory University
2 Courses34,720 learners

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