112 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program CurriculumOutline Core Courses (18 credit hours) Required Courses (12 credit hours) Credit Hours DEM 5011 Applied Research Methods in Emergency Management 3 DEM 5050 Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness 3 DEM 5055 Disaster Planning and Evaluation 3 DEM 6010 Practicum in Selected Track 3 Management and Leadership Cluster (3 credit hours) DEM 5010 Leadership and Organizational Behavior for Emergency Preparedness 3 DEM 5020 Preparedness, Planning, Mitigation, and Continuity Management 3 DEM 5030 Executive Leadership and Administration 3 DEM 5040 Security Management in a Global Society 3 Threats, Hazards, and Impacts Cluster (3 credit hours) DEM 5060 Environmental Hazards in Emergency Preparedness 3 DEM 5070 Risk Assessment and Mitigation 3 DEM 5080 Agroterrorism and Food System Disasters 3 DEM 5090 Weapons of Mass Threat and Communicable Diseases 3 Elective Courses (18 credit hours) (Students must take four courses from the chosen concentration, if one was selected, plus two additional courses selected from the entire curriculum.) General Electives (12 credit hours) Credit Hours DEM 6120 Psychosocial Dimensions of Disaster 3 DEM 6130 Risk and Crisis Communications 3 Financial Aid NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuit. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of education. These financial assistance programs are described on our website (nova.edu/financialaid). Graduation Requirements Current graduation requirements for the Master of Science in Disaster and Emergency Management Program can be found in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook at https://osteopathic.nova.edu/publications /forms/kpcom_student_handbook_2022.pdf.