EDDE 507 Safety Education

EDDE 507 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dr. Michael Dupper

Instructor name:
Dr. Michael Dupper

Instructor Information:
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.

Contact Information:

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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
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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:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

This course includes all 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To provide an educational background in the principles, procedures, and materials for teaching safety in the school, home and community.

Course Outline:

This course consists of fifteen instructional modules, three major projects, a research paper, and two proctored examinations.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.


Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide to Complete the Course in a Semester


You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1


Introduction to Safety: What is Safety

Lesson 1 journal & quiz

Week 1


Safety Emergency: A Personal Level

Lesson 2 journal & quiz

Week 2


Developing a Safety Action Plan

 Lesson 3 journal, safety assessment, and quiz

Week 3

Research Paper Part 1

Choose your topic and provide preliminary references for the research paper.

Topic and References

Week 3


Motor Vehicle Safety, Accident Prevention, & Pedestrian Safety

  Lesson 4 journal, assignment, and quiz

Week 4


When an Emergency Occurs: The First Responders

Lesson 5 assignment & quiz

Week 5

Major Project 1

Emergency Medical Care (EMT/Paramedic/ER healthcare personnel)


Week 5


Recreational Water Safety Preparation and Prevention of Water Disasters and Casualties

Lesson 6 journal & quiz

Week 6


Personal Protection, Firearm Safety & Identity Theft Protection

Lesson 7 quiz

Week 7

Major Project 2

Law Enforcement (police)


Week 7

Course Exam

Covers lessons 1-7

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 8


If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.


Local, State, and National Public Health

Lesson 8 journal & quiz

Week 8


Worker Occupational Safety and OSHA

Lesson 9 assignment & quiz

Week 9


Environmental Concerns: Heat Stroke, Frostbite, Altitude, etc

Lesson 10 journal & quiz

Week 10


Personal Protective Equipment/Attire, Poisons and Respiratory Problems

Lesson 11 quiz

Week 11


Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Situations: Rain/Snow/Ice Storms, Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Earthquakes

Lesson 12 quiz

Week 12


Man-Made Disasters

Lesson 13 journal & quiz

Week 13

Major Project 3

Fire Protection (firemen)


Week 13


Active Shooting and Workplace Violence Situations 

Lesson 14 quiz

Week 14


School Safety: Responsibilities and Actions

Lesson 15 assignment, journal, and quiz

Week 15

Research Paper Part 2

Submit your paper. The research paper must be submitted before scheduling your final exam.

Research Paper

Week 15

Final Exam

This exam is comprehensive and covers lessons 1-16

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 16


90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.