Disaster Management in Public Health
Disaster Management The course provides basic knowledge of disasters and their consequent effects on the health of the human population and environment. Critically reviews the problems and issues in disasters. Cover types of disasters, issues in physical, social and economic vulnerability. The course provides basic skills of managing situations during and after disaster, disaster management cycle, its various stages, and measures that can be taken within those stages. Describe disaster preparedness in health facilities and hospitals; pre-deployment measures in public health; role and importance of networking and communication during disasters; resource mobilization and deployment.
At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the concept of disaster management; define the terms hazard, risk and vulnerability and disaster. List and describe the principal hazards of the region; explain the disaster management cycle, its various stages, and measures that can be taken within those stages; and describe essentials of disaster preparedness in the hospitals and health facilities; disaster management team, structure and role and responsibilities; describe networking process and organization and operations of information and communication system in disasters