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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

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  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

Course Outline

  1. Ethics & humanitarian values in disaster management
  2. Risk assessment
  3. Emergency Operations Center
  4. Disasters trends
  5. Disaster management; definitions & concepts
  6. The role of health sector in disaster management
  7. Risk management
  8. Incident Command System
  9. Management of complex incidents
  10. Disaster and public health
  11. Disaster and development
  12. Common diseases in natural disasters
  13. Recovery and reconstruction
  14. Emergency plans

Training delivery methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.