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Winter 2009

Department of Population and International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management
Winter Session
Dr. P. Biddinger, Dr. J. Leaning, Dr. J. Burstein
2.5 credits
Seminars. Four 4-hour sessions each week.

This course on all-hazards emergencies will focus on public health preparedness and response. The course begins with the history of biological warfare and arms control efforts, and provides an analysis of the current biological, chemical, and radiological threats. The science of the relevant agents as well as the science of defensive measures will be addressed. Practical skills will be emphasized, including how to conduct an epidemiological investigation, the basics of emergency public health law, knowledge of the National Incident Management System and methods of coordination with various federal, state, and local emergency response agencies. Instructors will use a variety of instructional materials, including lectures, case studies and tabletop exercises.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Winter 2008

Department of Population and International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management
Winter Session
Dr. P. Biddinger, Dr. J. Leaning, Dr. J. Burstein
2.5 credits
Seminars. Four 4-hour sessions each week.

This course on all-hazards emergencies will focus on public health preparedness and response. The course begins with the history of biological warfare and arms control efforts, and provides an analysis of the current biological, chemical, and radiological threats. The science of the relevant agents as well as the science of defensive measures will be addressed. Practical skills will be emphasized, including how to conduct an epidemiological investigation, the basics of emergency public health law, knowledge of the National Incident Management System and methods of coordination with various federal, state, and local emergency response agencies. Instructors will use a variety of instructional materials, including lectures, case studies and tabletop exercises.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2007

Department of Population and International Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management
Dr. J. Burstein (P), Dr. P. Biddinger, Dr. J. Leaning (S)
2.5 credits
Course not offered 2006-2007
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week

This course on all-hazards emergencies will focus on public health preparedness and response. The course begins with the history of biological warfare and arms control efforts, and provides an analysis of the current biological, chemical, and radiological threats. The science of the relevant agents as well as the science of defensive measures will be addressed. Practical skills will be emphasized, including how to conduct an epidemiological investigation, the basics of emergency public health law, knowledge of the National Incident Management System and methods of coordination with various federal, state, and local emergency response agencies. Instructors will use a variety of instructional materials, including lectures, case studies and tabletop exercises.
Course note: no auditors (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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