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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Disaster Preparedness by University of Pittsburgh

1,349 ratings
406 reviews

About the Course

Have you ever viewed a news report depicting the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster? The damage to human life and property are both staggering and heartbreaking. All parts of the world face the possibility of floods, hurricanes, tornados, fires, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural phenomena. Are you prepared if disaster would strike you? This course will help you prepare! The course is appropriate for any learner who is proactive about developing the core competencies of disaster readiness and survival planning. It is especially useful if you are seeking techniques that can ensure your personal protection, as well as the safety of your family, property, and belongings, during a natural disaster. In addition, it offers essential preparation for a variety of emergency situations and inconveniences, even if you do not live in major tornado, flood, hurricane, tsunami, or earthquake zone. For instance, could you and your loved ones manage without access to potable water, electricity, fuel, and banking facilities? If you are unsure of your ability to respond in any of these possible scenarios, this course is for you! Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the Disaster Cycle, specifically the Mitigation and Recovery phases, and will create an extensive personal preparedness plan for survival in the absence of common amenities, such as food and water, shelter, and communication. You will also acquire practical, easy-to-apply strategies for maintaining a healthy attitude during disaster which can allow you to remain calm, avoid panic, and draw upon inner and outer resources in dire circumstances. Although death may be an inevitable outcome of extreme circumstances, a balanced outlook can provide comfort for all parties involved. Finally, issues of how institutions and governments can aid in disaster are also discussed. If you are interested in this topic you may be interested in other online programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Learn more about those programs by visiting our website:

Top reviews

Jan 30, 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.

Oct 7, 2020

grateful to have this kind of Course in here while having sponsor. Most important course because it teaches the basic surviving skills and safety during disaster. likewise, Safety First!

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By Javier S

Sep 28, 2017

A great course. Thank you

By Daniel C

Oct 4, 2016

Lots of good information.

By Adrian M M

Nov 17, 2015

Great and very important!

By Allan P L

Mar 31, 2021

Informative and relevant

By Eliza A M

Jan 24, 2021

Very timely and helpful.


Sep 6, 2020

Good information covered

By Chloe H

May 12, 2020

Very informative course!

By Kerry W

Dec 30, 2015

Good info for the novice

By Kirubashini E

Jul 12, 2020

Informative and useful.


May 21, 2020

Excellent Course on Dis

By Susy K N

Apr 14, 2020

Great course. Thank you

By Winston A W

Jun 14, 2021

E​xcellent, thank you.


Apr 8, 2021

very useful and timely


Mar 12, 2021

informative and useful

By Marcos G

Dec 8, 2015

Very important course!

By Xer G

Jul 20, 2020

Be prepared to learn.

By Jennifer R

May 12, 2021

Great course overall

By SelvaPrakash

Jul 7, 2020

Good useful for life


May 2, 2020

Awesome presentation

By Kuya B

Apr 9, 2021

Thank you for this.

By José G N S M

Jul 18, 2020

it need spanish sub

By Ian S

Aug 17, 2020

Greta information.

By Nnamdi O

Nov 3, 2015

Interesting Course

By Javid M W

Jan 17, 2018

Excellent Course.


May 6, 2021

very good course