Safety, Function, Action for Disaster Responders

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