ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health

ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health

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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