Public Health Response to Emergencies in the United States

SPH PH 712

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the public health impacts and roles during emergencies and disasters in the United States. The course will use two recent cases, 2013 Boston marathon bombing and 2009-2010 pandemic flu, to explore the persons, events, decisions, policies, and systems involved in each of the events. Students will apply emergency preparedness skills to analyze preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation operations and to communicate risk effectively. Students will consider the question that plagues governmental authorities and residents alike: ARE WE READY? In the end, students will possess a command over how the public health system can provide essential services and support healthy communities during times of emergency. This is accomplished through a combination of case studies, panel discussions, team activities, tours, and exercises.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Cox MTWRF 10:00 am-2:30 pm Meets 1/5-1/9
Appropriate for
new or ongoing
student
MED Campus

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