In an effort to provide easily accessible education to all who desire it, Barry University will soon join the MOOC revolution when it unveils its first-ever free online course on October 7. The class is sponsored by Barry’s School of Adult and Continuing Education and focuses on disaster health.
A relatively new phenomenon in distance education, MOOC stands for massive open online course. MOOCs provide digital courses aimed at large-scale interactive participation between patrons. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students and professors.
Title: SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION for Disaster Responders
Dates:October 7 – November 25
Maintain maximal safety, optimal function, and effective action in emergencies, disasters, and extreme events
- Designed for public health, health care, emergency preparedness, and emergency response professionals
- Learn six strategies for maintaining and achieving a high level of “disaster health” (as introduced in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21)
- Examine public health, medical preparedness, and disaster behavioral health in one framework
- Apply what you’ve learned to incidents ranging from single-person events to community-wide disasters
- Develop skills to work with both disaster responders and survivors
- Earn a certificate of completion
This is a massive open online course (MOOC), which means you access videos, readings, problem sets, and interactive user forums in one convenient format.