Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies


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  • 15
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  • 16
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  • 10
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  • 1.0
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Course Description

It always seems like there's a new disaster every time you turn on the TV, read a newspaper, or open up your social media feed. Hurricanes in the south, fires to the west, storms to the north, and floods to the east--and that's just in the United States. When you look at the rest of the world, it just seems so much worse. So what can you do to protect yourself? Your family? Your community?

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an approach designed to help improve disaster outcomes by assessing, identifying, and reducing the different risk factors involved. Its application is widespread throughout the world in a variety of disaster-related situations and scenarios. This course will look at how DRR can be used in emergency situations--which many disasters are--and how ANYONE can put it to use to improve their chances in a disaster event.

Topics of this course will include:

·    Types of Disasters--These lessons will look at the different kinds of disasters and the dangers they pose. The relationship between these disasters and DRR will be explored as well.

·    DRR and the Environment--Since many disasters originate within nature and the environment, it is only logical to discuss the connections between the environment and DRR. This lesson will also discuss the potential impact of DRR efforts on the environment.

·    Resources--Resources are valuable before, during, and after a disaster and they have an important role in DRR. This lesson will discuss what resources are necessary in a disaster and how they should be addressed to benefit DRR.

Disasters and emergencies can happen anywhere, and everyone should do what they can to ensure their safety. With Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies, it is our hope that you are able to take action to help give yourself an advantage when disaster strikes. Are you ready to take on this challenge? Let's go! 

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Lesson One - Disaster Risk Reduction In Emergencies

The definition of Disaster Risk Reduction is discussed and analyzed. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: 7 Ways to Reduce Vulnerability and Prepare for Disaster
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson Two - Emergencies And Disaster Risk

This lesson will take a closer look at DDR in emergencies and further explore the relationship between the two. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: 5 Emergencies: Do You Know What to Do?; Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response; Disaster and Emergency, What's The Difference?; Disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson Three - The Environment And Disaster Risk

This lesson will explore the impact the environment has on disaster risk and DRR, both as the cause of disasters and as something that can be impacted by a disaster. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Top 10 Environmental Disasters; Different Types of Environmental Disasters; Environmental disasters : Design for disaster ? aid, victims, information; Effects of Disasters: Risk and Resilience Factors; Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson Four - Geophysical Disasters

This lesson will look at geophysical disasters, discussing what qualities such disasters have. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: World Geophysical Disasters; Understanding threats and reducing risks to human well being; Earthquakes; The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson Five - Hydrological Disasters

This lesson will look at another natural disaster classification, hydrological disasters. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Hydrological Disasters; Types of disasters: Definition of hazard; Direct and indirect losses; Epidemics after Natural Disasters; Information About Floods
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson Six - Climatological Disasters

This lesson will explore the different types of climatological disasters and what is involved with each. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Climatological/meteorological and hydrological disasters and the insurance sector; Definition of disaster types; Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Table of Events; NASA Climate Change
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson Seven - Meteorological Disasters

This lesson will look at the last natural disaster classification, meteorological disasters. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Reducing and Managing Risks of Disasters in a Changing Climate; What Are Hurricanes?; What is the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane?; National Hurricane Center
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson Eight - Non-Natural Disasters

This lesson will look at the non-natural disasters-the chemical spills, biological hazards, and man-made events that pose a threat to people's safety. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: 10 Devastating Unnatural Disasters; Top 10 safest U.S. cities from natural disasters; Design4Disasterin Biological Emergencies
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson Nine - Prevention And Risk Management

The focus of this lesson is on the topic of prevention and risk management, the focus of this lesson. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Effective Disaster Management Strategies in the 21st Century; Understanding Disaster Risk; Natural Disaster Prevention
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson Ten - Managing Infrastructure

This lesson will explore infrastructure and the role it plays in disasters, emergencies, and DRR. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: The Relevance of Soft Infrastructure in Disaster Management and Risk Reduction; Infrastructure for Disaster Management; Coping study on disaster resilient infrastructure
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson Eleven - Health Aspects

This lesson will discuss the different health aspects involved with disasters and what impact they can have in DRR. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Emergency and disaster risk management for health; Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets; Disaster risk management for health: climate risk management; Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson Twelve - Addressing Vulnerabilities

This lesson will look at the vulnerabilities that can be present and contribute towards disasters. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: The Role and Impact of Population and Society; A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters; Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson Thirteen - Disaster Response

This lesson will discuss disaster response and what needs to be done to ensure success of planning and DRR efforts. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Disaster Response and Recovery; Common Responses to Disasters or Traumatic Events; Law Enforcement's Role in Responding to Disasters; Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson Fourteen - Post-Disaster Recovery Planning

This lesson will explore some of the post-disaster recovery planning efforts that can be taken and what role DRR can play in them. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation; Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction; How to Write a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson Fifteen - Resources

This final lesson will discuss the resources that are needed in a disaster that can help reduce the risks the situation poses. 400 Total Points
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Complete: The Final Exam
1100
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies
Course Number: 9770507
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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