Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
Key elements of public health preparedness and response to the variety of natural, technological, and man-made disasters occurring routinely on a global basis.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedHlth 311, 420.
 NoteTaught only as an evening course.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 422
Course Outcomes


Identify the major types of natural and manmade disasters, and describe how they affect public health, government and non-government roles in disaster situations, and how current laws governing emergency management have evolved in response to disaster events.


Be able to use risk assessment tools to identify organizational priorities for public health preparedness, response, and recovery activities.


Describe the emergency management cycle, leadership theories governing emergency management, and the incident command model used in emergency response operations.


Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the terminology of the emergency management discipline, and demonstrate ability to collaborate in a team setting to solve problems related to public health emergency management and disaster response.