Methods of Risk Assessment in Planning for Disasters

Topic: 
Assessment & Evaluation
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
45 minutes
Level: 
Introductory
University: 
Columbia University
PERLC: 
Columbia Regional Learning Center

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Description: 

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic process of conducting a hazard and vulnerability assessment for their community. This course examines the fundamental concepts of hazard identification and vulnerability assessment in determine public health risk for emergency planning purposes.

Learning Objectives: 
  • List the hazards which may impact your community
  • Identify specific areas of community vulnerability to specific hazards
  • Describe the process of using hazards identification and vulnerability assessment to determine risk for emergency planning purposes
  • Discuss how models are used in the performance of a hazard and vulnerability assessment
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness