Developing a Course Syllabus on Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Public emergencies such as outbreaks of disease and natural disasters have been increasing worldwide. Whilst the public health consequences of disasters and emergencies may affect local jurisdictions, sometimes neighboring localities or entire countries can be affected. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) course will provide training and education on public health preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters. Students will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, capabilities and behaviors required for competency in PHEPR through the development and reinforcement of basic public health skills in surveillance, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural disasters and other public health events.