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EDDE 507, Safety Education,Version 1

University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Michael Dupper

Dr. Michael Dupper

Dr. Michael Dupper received his Doctorate in Physical Education from the University of MS, his Masters in Physical Education for the Handicapped from the University of Wisconsin, and his Bachelors in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Manhattan College.

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The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

Course Description

Safety Education 507, which you are about to undertake, reveals that accidents are a major cause of injury and death and are responsible for a tremendous financial loss each year. It further points out that safe living involves safety in all aspects of life: one's work, leisure, home, transportation, and the schools one attends.

Textbook Information:


Bever, David L., Safety: A Personal Focus. Fourth edition, 1996. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. ISBN 0072505125.

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Course Objectives:

This study will include all these aspects of safety plus the psychology involved in safe behavior, the legal liability one faces when negligent and unsafe behavior causes injury or death to others, and the role of education in combating the accident problem. It will focus upon three primary objectives:

  • To induce patterns of healthful behavior on the part of the student. It is hoped that from this study of safety, individuals will develop patterns of behavior which will insure the safety and welfare of themselves and their families.

  • To point out vital information as to the potential hazards to life and health as a result of accidents, carelessness, or lack of proper consideration of the dangers involved in everyday situations of living.

  • To provide an educational background in the priciples, procedures, and materials for teaching safety in the school, home and community.

Course Outline:

Lessons & Exams

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Lesson One

What is Safety?

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Two

Safety Analysis 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Three

When an Emergency Occurs 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Four

Home Safety 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Five

Fire Safety 

Reading questionnaire & essay

Lesson Six

Personal Protection and Firearm Safety

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Seven

Developing a Safety Action Plan 

Reading questionnaire

Mid Course Exam

Lesson 1 through Lesson 7

To be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Lesson Eight

Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Nine

Police Interview 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Ten

Occupational Safety 

Reading questionnaire & essay

Lesson Eleven

Natural and Man-Made Disasters 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Twelve

Recreational Safety 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Thirteen

School Safety 

Reading questionnaire

Lesson Fourteen

Epilogue: Where Do We Go From Here? 

Reading questionnaire

Final Exam


To be scheduled and completed to finalize credit


A = 92%
B = 83%
C = 74%
D = 65%
F = below 65%

Grading Information
The material has been organized into fourteen individual lessons. The Mid-Course Test follows Lesson 7 and will consist of 80 questions, and the Final Examination, which will consist of 100 questions, will be of the objective type (true-false, multiple choice). A general purpose answer sheet will be furnished with the test and examination papers. The questions will be taken from the materials in the book whether covered or not in the writing assignment. Students will take the Mid-Course Test after Lessons 1-7 have been submitted. The Final Examination will cover material in the entire course. You must pass the Final Examination in order to pass the course.

Grading for Health and Safety 507 will be based on the following standards:


30% of course grade

Mid-Course Test

30% of course grade

Final Examination

40% of course grade


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