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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 10-15 hours of lectures, quizzes, and assignments...

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 10-15 hours of lectures, quizzes, and assignments...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Risk Managers
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • HR Specialists
  • Project Managers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction & Disaster Cycle

7 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction 2m
Introduction to Disaster Cycle and Mitigation Part 1 12m
Disaster Cycle - Mitigation Part 2 13m
Disaster Cycle - Response and Recovery 10m
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 1 (optional)15m
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 2 (optional)11m
2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Syllabus10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction & Disaster Cycle20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Personal Preparedness Basics

5 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Food 11m
Shelter 10m
Water 16m
Light 14m
2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Personal Preparedness Basics20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Personal Preparedness Safety

7 videos (Total 78 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Communication 11m
Security 11m
Authority 12m
First Aid 13m
Environmental Concerns 4m
Tools 24m
2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Personal Preparedness Safety20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Attitudes and Awareness

6 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Awareness 17m
Attitude and Awareness - Part 1 8m
Attitude and Awareness - Part 2 15m
Attitude and Awareness - Part 3 10m
Nancy Vickroy - Guest Speaker (optional)26m
2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Attitudes and Awareness 20m
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Top reviews from Disaster Preparedness

By CHJan 31st 2017

Really great course that's paced well. I believe this is a course everyone should and CAN take! These things are important to know especially if you live in an area where disasters are prone.

By EBOct 5th 2015

Excellent course, logically put together and well presented. It raises multiple issues, some of which we were aware of but had not addressed and others which we had not even considered.

Instructor

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Michael Beach

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

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