HLND 2000 - Introduction to Emergency Management
Credit Hours: 3.00
HLND 2000 addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations resulting from natural, technological, and terrorist hazards. This is an exercise-based course which utilizes case-study analysis and table-top disaster exercises. The instructional methodologies include lecture, case-study review, planning exercises, and table-top simulations aimed at introducing students to a structured decision-making process that focuses on a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency, and multi-disciplined approach to hazard mitigation.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of national trends and developments related to disaster management.
- Identify the history of emergency management in the United States.
- Describe how FEMA evolved during the 1980s, 1990s and the early 21st century.
- Identify the contributing factors that have resulted in the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students given a prescribed natural or technological risk to a specific community, will be able to develop a hazard and risk assessment which identifies community vulnerability.
- Given a community profile, develop a vulnerability and risk assessment consistent with the National Fire and Emergency Training Center’s criteria for disaster planning.
- Identify a system used to provide for damage assessment immediately following a natural or technological disaster.
- Given a list of vulnerable fixed sites, identify the possible short-term and long-term effects of a catastrophe to a community.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will, given a case scenario, identify the disciplines of hazard mitigation.
- Identify the tools of mitigation.
- Identify the impediments to mitigation.
- Identify counterproductive mitigation measures.
- Describe the federal mitigation programs.
- Describe at least three examples of nonfederal mitigation grant programs.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will, given a case scenario, be able to demonstrate the ability to determine the necessary resource requirements and provide and manage a proper response.
- Establish incident priorities and resource requirements for the local response.
- Establish goals for volunteer groups.
- Establish incident priorities and resource requirements for state and federal assists.
- Develop a communication plan among responding agencies consistent with the principles of the incident command system.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the recovery stage of disaster management.
- Describe the elements of the National Response Plan.
- Identify a minimum of four National Voluntary Relief Organizations.
- Describe FEMA’s Individual Assistance Recovery Programs.
- Prepare a public press announcement.
- Define the role of the United Nations System in international disaster recovery.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introductions/Course Overview
- The Historical Context of Emergency Management
- Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
- Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
- Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
- Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery
- Disciplines of Emergency Management : Preparedness
- Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications
- Mid-Term Exam
- International Disaster Management
- Emergency management and the New Terrorist Threat
- Case Study Analysis
- Table Top Exercises
- Table Top Exercises
- The Future of Emergency Management
- Final Exam
Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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