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HLS 150 - Emergency Management

A study of establishing a process and structure for systematic, coordinated, and effective delivery of emergency assistance to address consequences of major disaster or other emergency occurring in the United States.  This course covers public and private responses, mitigation, and recovery measures carried out by state, federal and local governments.  Topics include types of aid available to individuals and communities, intergovernmental emergency preparedness, planning, training, exercises, and coordination of efforts.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Required in a degree/certificate program

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of emergencies that require multi-agency response and the functions of those agencies in responding to disasters.
  2. Describe the process used in impact assessment and the planning that goes into preparing for emergencies.
  3. Identify steps in recovery effort and agencies that provide services to assist in post-disaster relief.
  4. Develop a model emergency response plan for an individual, a family, a community, and a non-governmental organization.
  5. Understand the components of an emergency drill.

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