IT in Emergency Management - YMED5004

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is being taught by Arizona State University as a PLuS Alliance course.
ASU Course Code: PAF555

The course is available online to students enrolled in specific postgraduate programs in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

This course provides theory and application of both computer and internet-based programs in emergency management, including the use of various emergency modeling programs. The course will also introduce you to potential applications of information technology to the field of emergency management in general. My intent with this course is to provide a basic understanding and, when possible, hands-on experience with these technologies. The emphasis is on understanding and application, rather than technical ability.

The applications and technologies we will utilize and discuss are pertinent to emergency management, firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, public health, hazardous materials and natural disaster response, and/or homeland security. Some will even be pertinent to your personal life. Topics covered in this course will include use of geographic information systems (GIS), digital hazard modeling, alert and warning systems, communications technologies, web-based situational awareness programs, and social media.

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