NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program 105 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 the exercise. At the completion of the course, students will have developed an individual, tabletop exercise with all the requisite components. Additionally, students will incorporate various evaluation methods to facilitate the development of viable after action reports and improvement plans. Maritime Safety and Security Concentration Electives DEM 6210—Introduction to Maritime Safety and Security This course offers basic shipboard safety awareness, covering topics such as personal safety techniques and use of firefighting and other onboard equipment to protect one’s self, the crew, and a vessel at sea. (3 credit hours) DEM 6220—Maritime Safety and Security Leadership A ship’s officers are responsible for the safety of their crew. This course will introduce the student to concepts such as crew leadership, target identification, the decision-making risk matrix, and safety drilling. Students will learn to develop a vessel safety plan. Prerequisite: DEM 6210 (3 credit hours) DEM 6230—Maritime Security for the Cruise Line and Yachting Industries This course will address the safety issues specific to the cruise and yachting industries. Topics will include keeping threats away from the vessel and protecting passengers’ lives and well-being. Prerequisite: DEM 6210 (3 credit hours) DEM 6240—Concepts in Shipboard Safety Management In this course, students will learn how to address safety issues such as medical emergencies, oil spills, fires, and collisions while underway or at dockside. Students will also learn to develop a contingency plan for a vessel, taking into consideration such things as geographical area of operation, environmental conditions, and the proximity or suitability of both onshore and offshore facilities. (3 credit hours) DEM 6250—History of Maritime Disasters This course will provide a historical understanding of the development of the maritime industry and will include topics such as piracy, commerce, naval warfare, and improvement in naval architecture. (3 credit hours) DEM 6260—Maritime Environmental Responsibilities This course introduces environmental politics and policy and examines the process through which environmental policy is generated. This course will also examine the stress placed on the marine environment by global growth, economic development, and modernization. (3 credit hours) Cybersecurity Concentration Electives (Note: This concentration will be facilitated in partnership with NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.) DEM 6310—Introduction to Cybersecurity This course introduces students to the wide range of modern communications technologies. Use of these technologies by government and business entities for intelligence gathering, their limitations, and their vulnerabilities are presented to students. An overview of the history of computer hacking is covered. Additionally, a brief overview of law and policy concerning cyber communications are discussed, beginning with the National Security Act of 1947. (3 credit hours) DEM 6320—Information Security and Protection This course prepares students to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Reviews of past hacking, criminal, and terrorist (state and nonstate) attacks on information networks are a component of this course. (3 credit hours) DEM 6330—Cybersecurity and Constitutional Issues This course discusses telecommunications law and policy as it applies to the rapidly evolving technologies and capabilities of the Internet, telecommunications, satellites, and imagery systems available for commercial and government exploitation. The legal implications of a global Internet, recourses available to law enforcement, treaties, etc. are reviewed from an international perspective—including processes by which international cooperation is gained to deal with cyber threats. (3 credit hours) DEM 6340—Cyber Vulnerability Students discuss at length the reliability and vulnerability of computer-based technologies, biometrics, and security technologies. Included are case analyses of external (hacking) and internal (man-in-the-middle) attacks on government and private communications systems. (3 credit hours) DEM 6350—Data Mining This is a course in statistics particularly geared to pattern analysis, information continuity, and data recovery. Inferential and descriptive techniques for decision analysis are included. This course uses a variety of data bases associated with business, census, terrorism, and crime statistics from which students conduct research projects. Personal computers with fundamental software programs such as Excel, SPSS, or SAS are necessary for students to complete this course. (3 credit hours)

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