Temple University – Emergency Management with Special Populations Certificate
Temple University’s Department of Public Health, in collaboration with Temple’s Center
for Research Preparedness Education and Practice (C-PREP), is offering classes for preparing the public health workforce and emergency managers to address the needs of special populations in a competency based framework. In emergency management a special population is any group of people that needs extra support to be prepared for an emergency, as well as those needing community support to successfully respond and recover in disasters or emergency situations. These classes are for practitioners in emergency preparedness and response, public health professionals, undergraduate students, and recent graduates with an interest in emergency preparedness and response. The Department of Public Health has a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited graduate and undergraduate public health program. These classes are offered in an online format through the undergraduate public health program.
This program consists of a 4 or 5 course sequence, depending on previous coursework. The certificate program can be finished in either one or two years part time, and the courses are all offered online so that students from all over the globe and at different stages in their career can take advantage of the program. This certificate will be listed on your transcript upon completion.
PRE-REQUISITE (1): This course may be waived if the student can demonstrate either NIMS certification or similar coursework taken at a college or university with a grade of B or better.
PH 2207 Principals of Emergency Management
CORE (3): The core courses will address the basic competencies in emergency preparedness, response, and mitigation. Within these core competencies the needs of special populations will be addressed.
PH 2202 Man-made Disasters: Radiological, Chemical & Biological Terrorism
PH 2208 Natural Disasters: Response and Recovery
PH 2215 Special Populations: Strategic Community Outreach
ELECTIVE (1): The electives will allow the student to customize the certificate program to meet their educational objectives and professional needs within the rubric of emergency preparedness and special populations. This includes the option to take graduate level electives as appropriate. Recommended electives include:
PH 2201 or PH 5105 Health Communication; graduate or undergraduate credits; in-
PH 2205 or PH 5004 Stress and Change; graduate or undergraduate credits; online
PH 5107 Complex Emergencies and Forced Migration; graduate credit; online
For more information:
Contact: Sylvia Twersky-Bumgardner, MPH
Clinical Instructor; C-PREP Project Coordinator
Temple University Department of Public Health
Ritter Annex, Room 907
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Ph: (215) 204-9316
Additional Information: www.temple.edu/publichealth/emc
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