(Offered through the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine - 15 Credits)
CJI 6121 - All-Hazards Preparedness (3 credits)
The course will define the interdisciplinary roles and responsibilities of interdisciplinary professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers in all-hazards emergency planning, response, mitigation, and recovery. In view of the constant changes in emergency preparedness this course is designed to provide knowledge, concepts and skills to equip law enforcement professional and other social and health related professions with a background in planning, preventing, protecting against, responding to and recovering from acts of bioterrorism and all-hazards events. Given the role of public health, social service professionals, and law enforcement in emergency preparedness, students will gain insights into effective communication with the health system, the community, and state and local agencies.
CJI 6122 - Communicable Diseases and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE), Challenges (3 credits)
Major challenges in all-hazards preparedness, response, and recovery center around issues and challenges with pandemic influenza and other communicable diseases and effects to humans and the environment due to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive events. This course will provide students with an understanding of pandemic influenza, including the risk factors for first responders and the community at large. During a pandemic or a wave of contagious disease, decisions about how to protect the public before an effective vaccine or treatment is available will be reviewed and discussed. Communities, individuals and families, employers, schools, and other organizations will be asked to plan for the use of these interventions to help limit exposure, prevent disease and death, lessen the impact on the economy, and keep societies functioning. The course participants will learn the expectations of preparation and response to a pandemic and to issues related to a CBRNE event or combination of events and the support measures necessary to enforce prevention strategies defined by the community, region, state, nation, and global society. Prerequisite: CJI 6121.
CJI 6123 - Interagency Disaster Communication (3 credits)
This course provides the student with information on the Incident Command system (ICS) joined with the state and federal response efforts in the event of a public emergency. Students will identify the core components in the ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). An overview will describe the history, principles and organizational structure of the ICS and enable the responders to operate efficiently during an incident. The material presented will expand upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 700 courses, and include topics such as; communication, pre and post mitigation planning, operational concepts, prioritization of target capabilities, and development of a local Incident Response Plan ( IRP). Students will participate in online tabletop exercises utilizing the ICS. Prerequisite: CJI 6121.
CJI 6124 - Community Disaster Preparedness (3 credits)
An all-hazards plan provides a basis for a higher state of readiness. These courses will emphasize disaster resistant communities to build on ongoing Culture of Preparedness. Regardless of whether the incident is non-intentional (as in a natural disaster) or intentional (as in a terrorist threat), law enforcement's role may include enforcing public health orders, securing contaminated areas and health facilities, providing support for transfer of national stockpiles and control of civic unrest. Resources may be overwhelmed and the ability to respond will depend on preparation and partnerships within the community. This course will provide information on development of law enforcement and operational continuity, protection of the officers to contagion and maintaining public order. The importance of law enforcement working in partnership with public health will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: CJI 6121.
CJI 6125 - Special Topics in All-Hazards Preparedness (3 credits)
This course is a capstone research and experience course for the student. Each student will select a topic of interest related to all-hazards preparedness research. In addition, students must take part in an approved community project at the volunteer or professional level in the all-hazards field. Prerequisite: CJI 6121.