NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

106 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program and the dynamics of positional power and authority. Students will acquire these skills through experiential learning, observation, and practice while learning practical strategies for their application for personal and professional growth in the emergency preparedness discipline. (3 credit hours) DEM 5020—Preparedness, Planning, Mitigation, and Continuity Management This course provides the student with an understanding of the techniques for in-house or on-site planning as well as community planning. Planning will be addressed from its position in the overall philosophy of comprehensive emergency management. Regulatory requirements for planning will be covered. Sample plans will be developed. (3 credit hours) DEM 5040—Security Management in a Global Society This course will examine security challenges and responses that face a global society including airport, maritime, rail, and auto safety. This course will provide students with the opportunity to investigate security management in other countries in order to make a comparison to U.S. security management systems. (3 credit hours) Threats, Hazards, and Impacts Cluster Core Courses DEM 5060—Environmental Hazards in Emergency Preparedness This course will provide a basic understanding of the variety of environmental hazards that can be associated with a variety of disasters and emergencies. Topics to be addressed include types of hazardous materials, their storage and transportation, hazardous waste, and a variety of physical and mechanical environmental hazards. Basic standards and regulations will be examined. Students will learn how to develop in-house and on-site emergency response contingency plans. (3 credit hours) DEM 5080—Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters This course will introduce the student to the dangers and impacts of terrorist attacks against agricultural or food industry targets. The student will learn about potential targets, detection systems, vulnerability assessment, planning, and recovery. (3 credit hours) DEM 5090—Weapons of Mass Threat and Communicable Diseases This course will provide students with an understanding of pandemic influenza and other communicable diseases. Students will also be introduced to potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons and will learn the expectations of preparations and responses to a pandemic or CBRNE event. Prerequisite: DEM 5050 (3 credit hours) General Electives DEM 6120—Psychosocial Dimensions of Disaster This course will focus on the psychological and behavioral health and psychological impacts of emergencies, disasters, and terrorism on survivors, responders, and communities. Topics will include identification and management of impacts and reactions, mental health systems and resources, Psychological First Aid (PFA), and considerations for vulnerable populations. (3 credit hours) DEM 6130—Risk and Crisis Communication Students will be exposed to the strategies and methodologies in the exchange of information among stakeholders about the nature, magnitude, significance, or control of a risk. The course will focus on helping students to build trust and explain complexities to individuals and groups when emergencies arise. (3 credit hours) DEM 6150—Grant Writing for Emergency Preparedness This course is an introduction to the skills needed to write a grant in the field of emergency preparedness. Each student will submit a grant as a culminating experience. (3 credit hours) DEM 6160—Leadership Topics in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness This is a didactic course in a specific area of interest in emergency preparedness and disaster management. Each leadership topic course will have a different DEM course number. Examples of courses include: The Use of Social Media in Disasters, Disasters Without Borders, and Ideological Views and Precepts of Terrorism. (3 credit hours) DEM 6170—Elective Practicum With faculty member approval, students will be allowed to select an additional community-based project for a practicum in an emergency preparedness facility. The facility and the area of focus for the project will be different from those selected for the required practicum. The student is expected to become familiar with a different area of emergency preparedness and develop additional skills from those developed in the required practicum in their chosen track. (1–3 credit hours) DEM 6180—Exercise Design Exercise design is much like scripting a play to make sure all of the players perform the correct actions and make the right decisions at the appropriate time. In this course, students will learn what comprises the various types of exercises (tabletop, functional, and full-scale) and explore the design process following a step-by-step process (needs assessment, scope, statement of purpose, objectives, narrative scenario, major and detailed event schedule, and expected actions) utilizing a building block approach that will ensure successful progression in exercise complexity and execution, allowing for appropriate training and preparation to occur in the community conducting