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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
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 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: class participation and a final paper.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Wed 11/21/2012 - Fri 11/23/2012
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

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

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015