Disasters and Public Health

Hurricanes, earthquakes, Isunamis, pandemic outbreaks of infectious/communicable disease, industrial emergencies bio-terrorism events - whether triggered by mother Nature or human nature, the incidence of disasters impacting on large populations has increased dramatically throughout the world. The inextricable relationship between public health and disaster occurrence, prevention, response, and recovery is undeniable. This course provides an overview of the phenomena of disasters and their impacts within the public health scope. It will cultivate insight into the pervasive presence of public health in contingencies specific to natural, accidental, and intentional disaster events paying special attention tot he epidemiology of events and patterns of events. Students will gain knowledge and insight into the nature and anatomy of disasters. Emphasis will be placed on public health interventions and emergency management strategies with an eye toward transition to long-term sustainable development.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Rebuilding After Disasters
Number: 
CRSCAD526-01C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Open
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017
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