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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Disaster Preparedness by University of Pittsburgh

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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 Steve O

Jul 2, 2020

It is an eyes opener for as an environmental educator.

By Mariecar R

Nov 20, 2020

The best way to response is to be prepared next time.

By Nomsa R C

Aug 19, 2020

a very informative course i enjoyed taking the course

By Brent H

Jun 7, 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 Bruce J

Nov 2, 2020

Very comprehensive. Like taking 3 Red Cross courses.


Oct 21, 2020

Very well designed and essential course for everyone

By Micaiah V

Jun 21, 2020

Excellent course. Very informative and to the point.

By Suryansh p

May 2, 2020

Very good experience by learning on decent platform.

By Marlon V R

Apr 24, 2021

very informative and useful course. thanks coursera


Apr 18, 2021

May I have a certificate for completing this course

By Abdifatah O H

Jun 19, 2019

I really admired the way the course was structured.

By Aneena B

May 25, 2021



Jan 2, 2021

Wonderful knowledge course for everyone. Must do..

By Sergo B

Jul 10, 2020

Thank you! Great course. I will share with my team

By Jeane A W

May 20, 2020

Really fun course and definitely very interesting.

By Biswarup R

Apr 9, 2020

Is this course equivalent to Graduation or Master?

By Belinda J

Jan 8, 2021

Excellent ,class everyone needs to ase this class

By Grace A R C

Apr 20, 2020

its so practical i learned a lot from this course

By Harold K B J

Jun 8, 2020

Very informative. More courses like this please!

By Md H

May 27, 2020

This course is very informative & knowledgeable.

By Heatherbergsten

Oct 6, 2019

Very imfomative. Well thought out presentation.

By Aditi P D

Sep 7, 2017

Very nice course. Easy to learn and understand.

By Patrick O M

Jun 4, 2020

This course was very informative and useful.


May 20, 2020

It's was awesome and extremely Impact full..