The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Health Preparedness prepares students for disaster response in the public health arena.

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Health Preparedness 

Required Courses
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Terrorist Emergencies I PHP 410 Analyzes the history of terrorism and explores the preparation and response to specific terrorist threats, natural disasters, and conventional catastrophes.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the homeland security degree, homeland security certificate, or permission from the instructor
3 credits
Public Health Preparedness for Disaster and Terrorist Emergencies II PHP 510 A public health perspective on the preparation necessary to develop a coordinated response to a disaster or terrorist emergency.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
3 credits
Public Health Evaluation of Disasters and Bioterrorism PHP 527 Introduces students to the design of exposure assessment and health-effect studies applicable to disasters and terrorism.

Prerequisite: PHP 510 or permission of the instructor
3 credits
Critical Infrastructure Protection of Health Care Delivery Systems PHP 530 Examines the complexities involved in the protection of health care delivery systems affected during a natural disaster or terrorist attack, including the impact of disrupted transport systems, computer and Internet security, communications, energy supply, industry, and governmental institutions.

Prerequisite: PHP 510 or permission of the instructor
3 credits

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