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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 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.


Jul 06, 2020

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 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 Shebin A B

May 17, 2020

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

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 Steve B O

Jul 02, 2020

It is an eyes opener for as an environmental educator.

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 Micaiah V

Jun 22, 2020

Excellent course. Very informative and to the point.

By Suryansh p

May 02, 2020

Very good experience by learning on decent platform.

By Abdifatah O H

Jun 19, 2019

I really admired the way the course was structured.

By Sergo B S

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 09, 2020

Is this course equivalent to Graduation or Master?

By Grace A R C

Apr 20, 2020

its so practical i learned a lot from this course

By Harold K B J

Jun 08, 2020

Very informative. More courses like this please!

By Md H

May 27, 2020

This course is very informative & knowledgeable.

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 Patrick O M

Jun 04, 2020

This course was very informative and useful.


May 20, 2020

It's was awesome and extremely Impact full..