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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Disaster Preparedness by University of Pittsburgh

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309 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 08, 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 Pang Y F

Oct 23, 2020

An amazing course with useful knowledge, it is enjoyable to study this course!

By Syed I H S

Jun 14, 2020

This was a very good and learned experience thank your Coursera and University

By Timothy L

Jan 26, 2016

Good basic course for understanding of disaster preparedness at a high level.

By Todd B T

Jun 15, 2020

Very excellent course, learned alot of material I thought I already knew..

By Yudi s

May 14, 2020

Useful information, gain some knowledge , self confidence and prepared.

By John C J

Sep 24, 2015

Awesome course that presents a fresh, sane approach to being prepared.

By Pendyala S

Jul 02, 2020

The course was informative and it helps me a lot to teach my students

By Muhammad W A

May 13, 2020

A very very useful, handy course. That will help in case of disaster.

By Hamid F U M

Aug 24, 2020

This is a great course. Hope we will do the best if disaster occured

By Holli M

Sep 29, 2020

I actually enjoyed this and learned a lot more then I was expecting

By Sergio R R

May 29, 2020

Very useful, interesting and inspiring.

A must in this MOOC platform

By Rohan D F

Jul 24, 2020

The videos were very helpful. Explained very well by our teacher.

By A D

May 21, 2020

This course is very helpful. I encourage everyone to learn this.

By Francisco P

Feb 25, 2016

Thanks for thie great course I am enjoy it so much

All the Best

By Revati A S

May 18, 2020

Love the course.

guidance was really great.

Thank you very much.

By Brandon S

Apr 02, 2020

Amazing course with great and valuable insight and information!

By Jenevieve K

Feb 08, 2017

This course is super interesting and the professor is amazing.

By Prabhakaran A

Jun 24, 2020

Excellent course. Now i can handle disaster without any fear

By Karthik N

May 28, 2020

This course will really help me in my research work for sure

By Sivakumaran S

May 19, 2020

Very useful course. And realistic and expreienced lecturer.

By Dan L

May 02, 2020

Very enlightening course. A must for anyone who thinks ahed

By Angga H

Apr 26, 2020

Very detail !!!! Amazing course in this pre apocalypse era.

By Dr A

Oct 09, 2020

Excellent course for learning disaster preparedness skills

By Shubham S

Aug 18, 2020

dont have second doubts about this course, just go for it.

By Shebin A B

May 17, 2020

Useful course for every human being...keeps you prepared..