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    University of Massachusetts Boston
  Dec 15, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

CRSCAD 526 Disasters and Public Health

Hurricanes, earthquakes, Isunamis, pandemic outbreaks of infectious/communicable disease, industrial emergencies bio-terrorism events - whether triggered by mother Nature or human nature, the incidence of disasters impacting on large populations has increased dramatically throughout the world. The inextricable relationship between public health and disaster occurrence, prevention, response, and recovery is undeniable. This course provides an overview of the phenomena of disasters and their impacts within the public health scope. It will cultivate insight into the pervasive presence of public health in contingencies specific to natural, accidental, and intentional disaster events paying special attention tot he epidemiology of events and patterns of events. Students will gain knowledge and insight into the nature and anatomy of disasters. Emphasis will be placed on public health interventions and emergency management strategies with an eye toward transition to long-term sustainable development.

3 Credit(s)