GEHS 6910 - Environmental Aspects of Disaster Response, 3 credits
This course examines the fundamentals of the environmental health and consequence management infrastructure through the lens of a disaster situation. Environmental health challenges that arise during emergencies are explored and operational models unique to disasters are developed.
Course Learning Objectives
The student will be able to:
- Discuss the nature of work-related injuries and illnesses for first responders and the applicability of occupational exposure guidelines for disaster response workers
- Apply public health science, policy, and practice principles to address the health threats resulting from natural and intentional disasters.
- Analyze tabletop exercises as part of an intervention team fulfilling NIMS defined roles.
- Identify the major environmental health threats in disaster situations including disease- and vector control.