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180.670.01 Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Health and Engineering
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Dan Barnett
Course Instructor:

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:

Final paper.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: