NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Disaster and Emergency Management Program 119 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—Geographical Information Systems: Fundamentals for Health Care This course will introduce students to geographic information systems (GIS), allowing them to map and spatially analyze public health and demographic data. Students will learn the fundamentals of the ArcMap software system and ways to integrate cartography into health informatics practice. Beyond use of GIS for cartography, this course will also examine ethical issues and methods of analyzing demographic and spatial health patterns using GIS and demography analysis methods. The versatility of GIS in a public health setting will be examined and will include exercises involving GIS applications in health marketing, demography, epidemiology, and health care systems. For example, the coursewill look at howdifferent socioeconomic groups use urban spaces differently in terms of transportation and how these differences in navigation impact contact points for health marketing. Other issues covered in the class will be the ethics of GIS, manipulation of data, sources of data, and understanding some commonly used public health datasets, such as the YRBS, BRFSS, and the U.S. Census. (3 credit hours) MI 6405—Public Health Informatics Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of systemic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice. Students will acquire a basic understanding of informatics in public health practice and be able to apply the skills of using some informatics tools in public health practices. (3 credit hours) NSAM 5001—Current Historical Issues in National Security Affairs* This course is an introductory seminar dealing with current and historical issues in American national security affairs. In the age of globalization and international terrorism, it is imperative that people understand the history, topics, and concepts of national security affairs. The pursuit of security involves a wide range of both domestic and international activities that fall under the umbrellas of political, economic, and military relations and procedures. This course examines the history of American security, the workings of the American national security institutions and organizations, cooperative security systems like NATO and the United Nations, international institutions, political violence, terrorism, war, and both domestic and international laws on security. On all these topics, this course will emphasize both theoretical and practical issues that will further the student’s knowledge of American national security affairs. (3 credit hours) NSAM 5002—Terrorists and Terrorism: Theory and Practice* This course analyzes terrorism from a number of perspectives, including law enforcement (FBI), defense (DOD), and diplomatic (DOS) orientations in order to understand mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery measures with regards to counterterrorism and antiterrorism. Individual (lone wolf) and group (Islamist) terrorist mindsets will be examined, as well as international and domestic domains. (3 credit hours) NSAM 5003—National Intelligence Collection and Analysis: Theory and Practice* This course examines the work of current and future managers in the federal intelligence and homeland security arenas. Students will be introduced to the various ways in which the social and behavioral sciences inform approaches to intelligence collection and analysis and how these scientific approaches can facilitate the goals of countering terrorism and hostile intelligence service. (3 credit hours) *NSAM courses are offered at tuition rates designated by the NSAM Program. Disaster and Emergency Management Program Department Director and Professor: K. Davis | Assistant Professors: N. Cook, E. Sklar | Adjunct Professors: J. Greenstone, J. Phelps | Adjunct Associate Professor: J. Spero | Adjunct Assistant Professors: B. Bourne, M. Gutierrez, S. Lam, G. McCord, E. Spiceland, P. Sloane, L. Taylor, G. Zimmerman-McAllister |Adjunct Instructors: J. Cohen, J. Holgerson, M. Reynolds, N. Robinson, J. Sabet

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