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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Dan Barnett
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe the main public health activities in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
Identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive terrorist weapons
Describe the roles of public health agencies in emergencies, and interactions with public safety and other agencies
Describe the consequences of recent disasters

Methods of Assessment: Final paper.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: