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Why is it that something always draws us toward disaster? But when it strikes we get puzzled.

This course will help you to manage and plan for response to major disasters. It will help you to deal with public health in case of epidemics of infectious diseases or the breakdown of infrastructure associated with disasters. Your capacity to response to situation like this to reduce human suffering, morbidity and mortality will surely increase.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Open Michigan

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
1.1a Public Health Emergency Planning and Management Training for Districts in Eastern Africa 00:04:00
1.2a Epidemics 1 00:02:00
1.2b Introduction to Epi-zoonotic Diseases 1 00:02:00
2.1 A Conceptual Framework for Public Health Disaster Risk Reduction 00:02:00
2.2 Mass Casualty Incidents and Communication in Disasters 00:02:00
2.3a Complex Emergencies 1 00:03:00
Module: 2
2.3b Rapid Needs Assessment 1 00:02:00
3.1 Fire 1 00:02:00
3.2 Policy Framework for Disaster Management 1 00:02:00
3.3a Introduction to the SPHERE Standards 1 00:02:00
3.4.a Principles of Disaster Planning and Introduction to the District Disaster Planning Matrix 00:02:00
4.1 Developing Your District Disaster Management Plan 00:01:00
Module: 3
4.2. Disaster Preparedness and Management Situation Analysis for Uganda 00:07:00
5.1 Format for the Background to the Plan 00:01:00
5.2 Writing the Plan 00:01:00
6.3 Way Forward for the Districts 00:01:00
1.1a Introduction to the Disaster Management Training 00:16:00
1.1d Introduction to Disasters 00:54:00
Module: 4
1.2a Epidemics 00:55:00
1.2b Epi-zoonotic Diseases of Importance in the Region 00:24:00
1.2b Introduction to Epi-zoonotic Diseases 00:22:00
2.1 Principles of Disaster Risk Reduction 01:00:00
2.2 Communication in Disaster Situations 00:25:00
2.2 Mass Casualty Incidents 00:55:00
Module: 5
2.3a Complex Emergencies 00:35:00
2.3b Rapid Needs Assessment 00:30:00
3.1 Fire 00:55:00
3.2 Policy Framework for Disaster Management 00:55:00
3.3a Introduction to the SPHERE Standards 00:32:00
3.4a Principles of Disaster Planning 01:00:00
Module: 6
3.5a Settlement of Displaced Populations 00:50:00
3.5b Drought and Water Scarcity 00:35:00
3.5c Floods and Landslides 00:42:00
4.1 Guide to Practical Sessions Developing Your District Disaster Plan 00:20:00
5.1 Writing the Plan 00:24:00
Playlist of all narrated lectures 00:16:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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