NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program 107 will be encouraged to discuss these responses and examine how our current Incident Command System could of improved upon the outcome of those incidents. (3 credit hours) PUH 5201—Foundations of Public Health This course provides an introduction to the history, concepts, values, principles, and practice of public health. The course suggests the sense of purpose that unites the myriad occupations and tasks in public health practice and provides an orientation to each of the five traditional core disciplines of public health practice. (3 credit hours) PUH 5301—Biostatistics This course focuses on the principles and reasoning underlying modern biostatistics and on specific inferential techniques commonly used in public health research. At course completion, students will be able to apply basic inferential methods in research endeavors and improve their abilities to understand the data analysis of health-related research articles. (3 credit hours) PUH 5314—Global Health This courses addresses global health problems and trends translated to the needs and demands of populations, as well as the socioeconomic and political impact on health delivery. The role of international health agencies will also be addressed. (3 credit hours) Environmental Hazards Concentration Electives 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 SystemDisasters 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 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) PUH 5220—Environmental and Occupational Health This course investigates environmental and occupational factors that contribute to the development of health problems in industrialized and developing countries. It includes such topics as toxic substances, pests and pesticides, food quality, air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, occupational hazards, and injury prevention. (3 credit hours) Fire Administration Concentration Electives DEM 5030—Executive Leadership and Administration Topics covered in the course include program planning and management, financial planning andmanagement, managing information, managing people and time, personality types, leadership styles, decision-making skills, team-building skills, intergovernmental relationships, negotiating skills, communication skills, emergency preparedness ethics, and professionalism. (3 credit hours) DEM 6610—Fire Service Operations This course will explore the role of the fire department as a part of the emergency services and response community, as well as the greater community, during a disaster. The concept of risk-based decision-making for a more effective response during disasters or multiple casualty incidents will be addressed. Incident priorities, strategies, and tactics as they relate to preparedness, planning, and incident management, as well as de-escalation of the response, will also be discussed. (3 credit hours) DEM 6423/CJI 6123—Interagency Disaster Communication This course will examine concepts and principles of communication among the many agencies involved in disaster response and recovery. Topics such as the principles and organizational structure of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) will be explored. Additional topics will include the principles of successful communication, the application of communication principles to all phases of the disaster cycle, mutual aid agreements, memoranda of understanding/agreement, the use of social media in disaster communications, and the role of the public information officer (PIO). Students will develop a communications annex plan as part of the course. (3 credit hours)

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