Distance Learning
GEHS 6910

GEHS 6910 - Environmental Aspects of Disaster Response, 3 credits

This course examines the fundamentals of the environmental health and consequence management infrastructure through the lens of a disaster situation. Environmental health challenges that arise during emergencies are explored and operational models unique to disasters are developed.

Course Learning Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the nature of work-related injuries and illnesses for first responders and the applicability of occupational exposure guidelines for disaster response workers
  2. Apply public health science, policy, and practice principles to address the health threats resulting from natural and intentional disasters.
  3. Analyze tabletop exercises as part of an intervention team fulfilling NIMS defined roles.
  4. Identify the major environmental health threats in disaster situations including disease- and vector control.

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