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180.670.98 Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Barcelona, Spain
Wed 11/21/2012 - Fri 11/23/2012
Class Times:
  • W Th F,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Provides an introduction to public health emergency preparedness, including natural disasters, unintended human acts, terrorism, and emerging threats such as a pandemic. Focuses on the critical issues facing public health professionals and policy makers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the main public health activities in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
  2. Identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive terrorist weapons
  3. Describe the roles of public health agencies in emergencies, and interactions with public safety and other agencies
  4. Describe the consequences of recent disasters
Methods of Assessment:

class participation and a final paper.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full time students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer in HPM before registering for this course.

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With: