NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program 105 Environmental Hazards Concentration Electives (12 credit hours) DEM 5060 Environmental Hazards in Emergency Preparedness 3 DEM 5080 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters 3 DEM 6260 Maritime Environmental Responsibilities 3 PUH 5220 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Fire Administration Concentration Electives (12 credit hours) DEM 6610 Fire Service Operations 3 DEM 6423 Interagency Disaster Communication 3 DEM 6424 Community Disaster Preparedness 3 DEM 6410 Emergency Preparedness Public Policy and Law 3 DEM 6440 Conflict Management in Times of Crisis 3 Course Descriptions DEM 5011—Applied Research Methods in Emergency Management The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. They will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods. The course will develop each student’s ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as disaster and emergency management leaders. (3 credit hours) DEM 5050—Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness This course will define the interdisciplinary roles and responsibilities of professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers in all-hazards emergency planning, response, mitigation, and recovery. (3 credit hours) DEM 5055—Disaster Planning and Evaluation This course will address a critical component required of all emergency managers—that of developing and evaluating plans for disasters and community events on both large and small scales. The fundamental components of different types of plans, as well as required FEMA forms for planning and reporting, will be covered. Students will learn to prioritize planning efforts by assessing current strengths, needs, gaps, assets, and infrastructure capabilities, allowing them to integrate and coordinate efforts among government agencies and multi-jurisdictional efforts. Students will develop part of a plan as their final project. Prerequisite: DEM 5050 (3 credit hours) DEM 6010—Practicum in Selected Track This is a culminating capstone experience for all M.S. students. With faculty member approval, students will select a community-based project for a practicum in an emergency preparedness site or facility. The student is expected to acquire skills and experience in the application of emergency preparedness. (3 credit hours) Management and Leadership Cluster Core Courses DEM 5010—Leadership and Organizational Behavior for Emergency Preparedness The application of effective leadership techniques and behaviors that influence them are a valued skillset that emergency preparedness professionals use to mobilize human resources. Understanding and responding to organizational behavior is a challenge that emergency managers routinely face. This course provides students with an understanding of various leadership and organizational theories in the context of emergency preparedness. Students will examine and develop a range of skills in a number of areas including the use of 21st-century management theories and practice, group dynamics, leadership and influence, conflict management,