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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Disaster Preparedness by University of Pittsburgh

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121 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 31, 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 05, 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.

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By Troy A

Jan 31, 2020

Great information in a n understandable and usable format.

By Carlos A R A

Apr 24, 2017

I think this is a very practical course for every person

By Brent H

Jun 07, 2018

wonderful course, learned quite a bit in this course.

By Alessio V

Apr 13, 2017

This course is amazing. Very helpful and interesting!

By Abdifatah O H

Jun 19, 2019

I really admired the way the course was structured.

By Heatherbergsten

Oct 07, 2019

Very imfomative. Well thought out presentation.

By Aditi P D

Sep 07, 2017

Very nice course. Easy to learn and understand.

By Joseph M

Jun 16, 2019

This course is very much important and good.

By Audra R B

Nov 01, 2015

Very informative. Great illustration.

By Sudeep H

Apr 09, 2019

Knowledgeable and interesting course

By Elizabeth C

Dec 10, 2015

relevant course for everyone to take

By Dana A

Oct 30, 2016

Enjoyed the course. thank you!

By Elijah H

Sep 21, 2016

This course is a piece of shit.

By Raj K N

Jul 04, 2018

A must do course for everyone.

By Monira A

Oct 10, 2018

very informative and clear

By Tanishq C

Feb 21, 2018

very nice and informative

By Javier E S M

Sep 28, 2017

A great course. Thank you

By Daniel C

Oct 04, 2016

Lots of good information.

By Adrian M

Nov 17, 2015

Great and very important!

By Kerry W

Dec 30, 2015

Good info for the novice

By Marcos G

Dec 08, 2015

Very important course!

By Nnamdi O

Nov 03, 2015

Interesting Course

By Javid M W

Jan 17, 2018

Excellent Course.

By Helio M

Dec 11, 2019

Muito bom curso!


Aug 15, 2017

Great learning!