School of Distance Education

Public Health Emergency Management Certificate

Develop public health emergency management knowledge and skills with our Public Health Emergency Management Certificate, which emphasizes command-post operations, crisis communication, surveillance and assessment. Examine government infrastructure and how multiple health services collaborate and co-ordinate. Apply the principles and policies of public health emergency management to a range of real-world public health problem-solving simulations. Legislation, policies, procedures, best practices and current research provide a foundation for learning.

Completion Details

We recommend that you complete the compulsory courses in the order shown below. However, the order in which you complete the course requirements is only restricted by course prerequisites.

Courses

Our Emergency Management - Concepts and Principles course introduces emergency management as an integrated system. Review the history, evolution and significance of emergency management in a new world reality. Examine how community resources and capabilities at all levels can be networked in the management of local, national and international emergencies.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca

Our Public Health Emergency Management - Concepts and Principles course introduces you to public health emergency management as part of an overall integrated emergency response and recovery system. Review principles of public health, and focus on the roles and responsibilities of public health personnel in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our  EMRG 9125 Emergency Management - Concepts and Principles course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca

Through our Crisis Communication and Information Management course, learn how to develop an emergency communication plan and how to establish systems and processes that enable seamless vertical and horizontal communication. Examine the effects that information management processes, procedures and systems have on crisis decision making. 

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca

Through our Incident Management - Systems, Operations and Leadership course, learn the common terminology, principles and features of an incident management system (IMS) (also known as an incident command system). Analyze the leadership and crisis communication skills exhibited within an event. Learn how to organize an IMS, establish/transfer command and terminate an incident.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our EMRG 9125 Emergency Management - Concepts and Principles course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca

Apply the principles and tools of surveillance, monitoring and assessment to public health emergencies. Through our Public Health Emergency Management - Surveillance and Assessment course, explore the public health issues and challenges faced in responding to, surveying and recovering from a range of emergencies. Examine systems and tools for surveillance and assessment, and apply them to simulated events.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

PREREQUISITE(S)

You must have completed our EMRG 9125 Emergency Management - Concepts and Principles course or an approved equivalent.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca

Explore healthy human functioning during emergencies and disasters with our Disaster Recovery - Behaviour and Mental Health course. Focus on the psychological impact of disaster, psychological first aid and risk and resiliency indicators. Examine the disaster ecology model, and practice applying it within simulated events. 

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6651
kmelo@georgebrown.ca

Our Introduction to Epidemiology course helps you gain an understanding of key epidemiology concepts and principles. Focus on disease causation, terminology and control principles relating to the spread, prevention and control of communicable diseases as well as the principles and practices of field investigation. Examine the role epidemiology plays within the field of public health.

NOTE(S)

This is an online course. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for online courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION

416-415-5000, ext. 6661
cdempsey@georgebrown.ca