GEHS 7910 - Environmental Disaster Response Planning & Implementation, 3 credits
This is advanced course and is designed to be the culminating course in the Disaster Management Track integrating the introduction courses, ENHS 6910 and other courses within the track. This course will fill a critical curricular gap specifically for the students pursuing the DR.PH Degree. Specially, the course is aimed at advancing the student's knowledge from the mastery of broad principles of disaster management gained through 6000 level courses to the actual application of those principles using real life, front-line scenarios.
Course Learning Objectives
The student will be able to:
- Analyze techniques of disaster management critical to address the major challenges encountered in manmade and natural disasters.
- Evaluate the responsibilities of the principal agencies and entities of incident command in accordance with the National Incident Management System.
- Compare effective consequence management frameworks in the context of natural disasters and the most commonly encountered chemical and radiological weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
- Assess outcome standards to analyze the public/health system capability to address evolving population needs during and post disasters.