Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Describe and apply the disciplines and theories of disaster preparedness and emergency response and management.
2. Formulate an emergency response plan to include the core essential functions and processes of responding to a disaster event.
3. Delineate the diverse and unique priorities in planning, training, equipping, and exercising initiatives for first responders and the assessment of hazard impact.
4. Classify and describe the primary principles of the recovery discipline and evaluate the integrated mechanisms and management processes to include damage assessment, planning, and transitioning to normal agency control and management.5. Identify and explain the activities and capabilities of the preparedness discipline in planning, training, organizing, exercise and refinement, maintaining organizational capacity, and public education and outreach programs.
6. Identify and explain the essential and core capabilities of the communications discipline to ensure operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications to allow emergency responders to effectively communicate internally and externally with the public and media.
7. Describe the basis for major changes in emergency management resulting from terrorist threats and natural disasters, while comparing tactics and efforts utilized by first responders and lessons learned.
8. Identify and describe the nature and scope of the hazards confronting emergency management.
9. Identify and describe current activities in international emergency management and the challenges of future perspectives in defining roles, responsibilities, and coordinating structures for an integrated nationwide emergency management plan.
10. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).