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Disaster Medicine and Management Certificate Options

The disaster medicine and management program also offers two nine-credit, three-course, graduate certificates for professionals seeking a less intensive educational experience. One involves core material on disaster medicine and management for those seeking a less intensive educational experience.  The second certificate addresses business and crisis continuity issues exploring organizational continuity, risk assessment and organizational recovery.

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Medicine and Management

Program Goal

The certificate program refines the knowledge, skills and abilities providing a foundational ability to apply emergency management principles to public, private and municipal settings. This is accomplished in the 2 core required courses (DMM 611 and DMM 647). The third course chosen by the student allows exploration of an area of interest building on the foundational work provided in the 2 required courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1) Demonstrate high order analysis and application of disaster management principles to relevant case studies and historical events.
2) Demonstrate the application of pertinent legislative and U.S. federal policies and processes to a disaster event.
3) Demonstration of the application of disaster medicine and management principles in a real world situation through the applied activity of creating a threat and hazard vulnerability assessment.

Core Courses (Required):

DMM611 Principles of Disaster Medicine and Management 3
DMM647 Disaster Emergency Planning 3
Electives (Choose any one DMM course) 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 9 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Business and Organizational Continuity

Program Goals

Establish the need for a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Processor Function, including resilience strategies, recovery objectives, business continuity and crisis management plans and including obtaining management support and organizing and managing the formulation of the function or process either in collaboration with, or as a key component of, an integrated risk management initiative.

Determine the events and external surroundings that can adversely affect the organization and its resources (facilities, technologies, etc.) with disruption as well as disaster, the damage such events can cause, and the controls needed to prevent or minimize the effects of potential loss. Provide cost benefit analysis to justify investment in controls to mitigate risks.

Prepare a program to create and maintain corporate awareness and enhance the skills required to develop and implement the Business Continuity Management Program or process and its supporting activities.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1) Develop and implement procedures for response and stabilizing the situation following an incident or event, including establishing and managing an Emergency Operations Center to be used as a command center during the emergency.
2) Design, develop, and implement Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plans that provide continuity within the recovery time and recovery point objectives. Design, develop, and implement Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plans that provide continuity within the recovery time and recovery point objectives.
3) Develop, coordinate, evaluate, and exercise plans to communicate with internal stakeholders (employees, corporate management, etc.), external stakeholders (customers, shareholders, vendors, suppliers, etc.) and the media (print, radio, television, internet, etc.).

Core Courses (Required):

DMM625 Business and Crisis Continuity 3
DMM624 Organizational Risk and Crisis Management 3
DMM626 Organizational Recovery and Planning 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 9 Credits