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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 Joseph M

Jun 16, 2019

This course is very much important and good.

By Joshan G

Jun 30, 2020

well described by faculty with each detail.

By Mohamad E M

Jun 4, 2020

well designed course at the right need time

By Durga M M

Apr 24, 2024

a great learning experience through videos

By Panagiotis T

Apr 15, 2021

Very exciting and useful course. Thank you

By kaki m p

Oct 17, 2020

Its a good course with great explanation

By Danish J

Dec 7, 2023

Great Knowledge Gathered by Professor !

By Regie T

Jul 21, 2022

This course is very useful to everyone.

By Andualem M

Mar 14, 2022

best course with best learning platform

By Joanna R

Aug 9, 2021

Excellent content and super informative

By Sandra S

May 26, 2020

Thank you for establishing this course.

By Abigael V D

Jul 16, 2021

Easy to understand. Practical. Timely.

By Andrew A M

Apr 15, 2021

very informative and easily understood

By Lucia M

Sep 24, 2020

A very useful course, I recommend it.

By Audra R B

Nov 1, 2015

Very informative. Great illustration.

By cassandra m

Sep 26, 2020

This course has taught me great deal

By Bhupendra P S

May 6, 2020

Thanks for providing this oppotynity

By Peter B

Apr 19, 2020

Very interesting and helpful course.

By Sudeep H

Apr 9, 2019

Knowledgeable and interesting course

By Elizabeth C

Dec 10, 2015

relevant course for everyone to take

By Mehtab H

Apr 25, 2020

Very informative and useful course.

By MA. S F L

Apr 3, 2023

Thankful for offering this course

By Nahum M C

Dec 15, 2022

Great and very informative course!

By Payman S

Nov 1, 2020

A good and practical Course


By Soumyadip K

Oct 26, 2020

very good course .i learned a lot