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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Disaster Preparedness by University of Pittsburgh

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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: http://www.online.pitt.edu/programs/school-of-nursing/...

Top reviews

CH
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.

JL
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 Mohammad M O R

Nov 12, 2020

wonderful course

By Andrew L

Nov 7, 2020

very nice course

By Helio F d C M F

Dec 10, 2019

Muito bom curso!

By Trân P T M

Jan 5, 2021

excelent course

By 121710316050 S R N

Oct 15, 2020

It is very Good

By Mobin S

Aug 15, 2017

Great learning!

By ADITYA K S

Jun 8, 2020

perfect course

By Md. R H

Apr 27, 2020

Happy to learn

By Syed M U

Apr 8, 2018

awesome course

By PSSg M C M

Apr 9, 2021

good learning

By Himangshu B

Sep 23, 2020

Thats a great

By S V S C R 1

Oct 29, 2020

execellent!!

By Roxanne W

Jun 5, 2020

Great Class!

By SUSHANT S

Apr 25, 2020

good teacher

By James S

Dec 24, 2016

Great course

By Adedeji A

Apr 29, 2021

Insightful.

By PEMS R D L

Feb 11, 2021

NONE SO FAR

By Kamaldeen H

Jun 21, 2020

Perfecto!!!

By MR I D

May 14, 2020

Enjoyed it.

By MITHLESH K K

Apr 4, 2019

good course

By KAUSHIK S

Feb 1, 2021

brilliant!

By Mark A F

Dec 15, 2016

Excellent!

By Turlea O

May 24, 2016

Fantastic!

By Jeffrey L D M

Apr 17, 2021

Excellent

By JUAN G

Apr 7, 2020

Excellent