NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program 115 dynamics, leadership and influence, conflict management, 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 5030—Executive Leadership and Administration Topics covered in this course include program planning and management, financial planning and management, managing information, managing people and time, personality types, leadership styles, decision-making skills, teambuilding skills and group dynamics, community-building skills, intergovernmental relationships, negotiating skills, communications skills, emergency preparedness ethics, and professionalism. (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 5070—Risk Assessment and Mitigation The student will review the key concepts, methods, and practices of modern risk management through a detailed exploration and evaluation of hazard identification, vulnerability assessment, and risk analysis. Legal and political risk factors will be addressed. (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 5090/CJI 6122/HCP 6102—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/PUH 5112 /CJI 6121 (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