Principles of Public Health Emergency Management


Disasters, whether natural or human made, are special situations where there is an imbalance toward needs over resources. To effectively manage such situations, in-depth understanding of the causes and determinants is necessary. Special competencies and skills are also needed to ensure proper management to minimize the risks, meet the demands, and maintain services.

Thus, this course aims at explaining general concepts and principles of disasters and their management. It is intended to be the foundation course for those who have no experience in emergency management or those who received no prior training on disaster management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply various terms used in disaster management domain
  2. Understand the concept of risk assessment and risk management
  3. Develop various emergency plans
  4. Understand the regional and national emergency management systems
  5. Maintain coordination within emergency management systems
  1. Introduction to Disaster Management.
  2. Disaster and Public Health.
  3. Common Diseases in Natural Disasters.
  4. Ethics and Humanitarian Values during Emergencies.
  5. Disasters and Development.
  6. Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction.
  7. Risk Assessment and Risk Management.
  8. Emergency Planning.
  9. Emergency Operations Center.
  10. Incident Command Center.
  11. Management of Complex Incidents.
Duration: 30 Learning Hours
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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.

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