Course Information

Health Care Essentials for Crisis Preparedness and Management

Course ID: MPBH 495-5 / HSM 355-002
School:Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Program: Public Health/Health Care Administration
Credit Hours: 1

Course Description

The ability to respond nimbly to an emerging situation is a critical competency for any healthcare leader. Effective leaders have a process to evaluate how a crisis impacts all aspects of an organization – from revising daily operations, to ongoing reputation management, all the way through a return to normal day-to-day business. In this course, students will participate in activities to develop skills to analyze the larger situation and discern how external factors may influence the ability of their organization to remain viable. Using the format of an extended “table-top disaster drill,” students will learn the project management skills (e.g., incorporating risk mitigation, strategic planning, communication, organizational decision-making, and general operational management) required to succeed in an emergency situation.

  • Identify resources to support activities during a healthcare crisis
  • Discuss the operational competencies required to shift successfully between routine and levels of emergency operations management
  • Engage in a scenario-planning exercise to foster critical thinking skills for a fluid situation

*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
C Thurs 6:00 - 8:00 PM Brady

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