Safety, Function, Action for Disaster Responders

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.

Course Information:

Title: SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION for Disaster Responders
Dates:October 7 – November 25

Free Online Course: Register today!

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.

For more information or to Register

Visit http://www.canvas.net/courses/safety-function-action-strategies-for-disaster-responders

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