HLTH 4050 - Introduction to Disaster and Emergency Management♦
(5 cr.) Natural and human-caused catastrophes, including acts of terrorism, continue to abound in the United States, necessitating professionals who are skilled in building disaster-resilient communities as well as leading response and recovery efforts. This course provides an introduction to the historical development and evolution of disaster and emergency management. Students address the roles and responsibilities of local, regional, and national agencies as well as interagency coordination and collaboration. Through application-based writing exercises, students examine and apply phases of disaster and emergency management, including planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. They also discuss the public health system’s role in critical events, such as outbreaks of infectious disease, natural disasters, industrial emergencies, and terrorist and bioterrorist attacks.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.
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