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ENV H 406 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.