Course Information

Public Health 101: Fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness and Management

Course ID: MPBH 495-004 / HSM 355 - 001
School:Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Program: Public Health/Health Care Administration
Credit Hours: 1

Course Description

Pandemics and other natural or human caused disasters will inflict varying levels of population health harm and disrupt “life as usual.” While the “unknown” is a factor in these events, the degree of built community resilience, and the robustness of health systems infrastructure prepared for rapid deployment in times of crisis are critical factors to reduce the severity of health outcomes. In this course, students will become familiar with the framework and basic concepts of public health emergency planning and management. Using practice-based examples, the instructor will outline the phases of public health emergency management (i.e., mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery), along with the public health and healthcare system infrastructure and capacity to address these acute events.

  • Identify resources to support activities during public health emergencies
  • Identify the four phases of emergency/disaster management and describe principles of public health emergency/disaster preparedness
  • Engage in a scenario-planning exercise to build critical thinking skills required to manage a fluid public health emergency/disaster

*This course is part of a series of special topic courses on Strengthening Population Health Resilience in the Time of COVID-19Learn more

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor
B Tue 6:00 - 7:30 PM Kafensztok

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