ENV H 406/506: Disasters and Public Health

ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health
AUT 2017 3 cr open to all majors, no prerequisites

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A comprehensive overview of public health and environmental health disasters, their consequences, and the role of public health agencies and practitioners in

preparedness, response, and recovery. This course:

  • Employs an all-hazards, domestic perspective to explore different types of natural, biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear, and other human-caused disasters.
  • Uses a combination of course lectures, readings, case studies, discussion, and debate to examine the public and environmental health community’s role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.
  • Develops proficiency in analyzing and evaluating the public health response to  disasters and identifying solutions and methods for improvement.



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