INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the main public health activities in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
- Identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive terrorist weapons
- Describe the roles of public health agencies in emergencies, and interactions with public safety and other agencies
- Describe the consequences of recent disasters
Provides an introduction to public health emergency preparedness, including natural disasters, unintended human acts, terrorism, and emerging threats such as a pandemic. Focuses on the critical issues facing public health professionals and policy makers.
students interested in preparedness.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Final paper.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
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