108 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program DEM 6424/CJI 6124—Community Disaster Preparedness This course will emphasize “disaster-resistant communities” and will provide information on preparing and developing partnerships within the community. Regardless of the nature of the incident, intentional or unintentional, emergency services personnel may be charged with enforcing public health orders, securing contaminated areas or health facilities, providing protection and support for the transportation and dispensing of assets from the national stockpiles, and controlling civil unrest. Resources may be overwhelmed and the ability to respond will depend on preparation and partnerships within the community. (3 credit hours) DEM 6410—Emergency Preparedness Public Policy and Law This course will address relevant state and federal statutes that affect emergency preparedness. Students will explore the legal implications of mitigation and preparedness efforts and will also become familiar with legal resources available for future reference and research. (3 credit hours) DEM 6440—Conflict Management in Times of Crisis This course addresses one of the core competencies required of leaders in times of disasters and emergencies—namely, conflict management. Conflict is inevitable in times of crisis, and this course addresses conflict styles, conflict-management techniques, communication skills that contribute to effective conflict resolution, and how to bring a strategic approach to managing conflict to support disaster response and recovery. (3 credit hours) Interprofessional Electives • MI 6421—Geographic Information Systems • MI 6405—Public Health Informatics • NSAM 5001—Current Historical Issues in National Security Affairs* • NSAM 5002—Terrorists and Terrorism: Theory and Practice* • NSAM 5003—National Intelligence Collection and Analysis: Theory and Practice* *NSAM courses are offered at tuition rates designated by the NSAM Program.