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Course Details

Course Code: EDMG498 Course ID: 3461 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in emergency and disaster management to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 12/25/2022 September Summer 2022 Session C 16 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 01/22/2023 October Fall 2022 Session A 16 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 02/26/2023 November Fall 2022 Session K 16 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 03/26/2023 December Fall 2022 Session C 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 05/28/2023 February Winter 2023 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
PO1: Identify the goals of disaster management from prevention/reduction of loss due to hazards, disasters, and emergencies.
PO2: Differentiate between response strategies for the various emergency and disaster incidents.
PO3: Examine the phases of the cycle of disasters.
PO4: Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the individuals and agencies in an emergency and disaster incident.
PO5: Analyze factors and coping strategies involved in emergencies and disasters.
PO6: Demonstrate emergency and disaster preparedness from planning to recovery.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
CO1: Act in the role of a member of an Emergency Management team. (PO4, PO6)
CO2: Collaborate with other members of an Emergency Management team. (PO4, PO6)
CO3: Analyze actions taken during response to a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5)
CO4: Evaluate personal and team effectiveness in responding to a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6)
CO5: Provide recommendations for improvement to Emergency Management stakeholders based on outcomes of a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
LO1: Obtain, maintain, and disseminate relevant information regarding the nature and extent of the incident, the status of critical infrastructure systems, any cascading effects, and the response status, to develop a common operating picture focused on saving lives. (CO1, CO2)

LO2: Establish and maintain a scalable Incident Command System (ICS) structure based on operational requirements. (CO1, CO2)

LO3: Establish and maintain communications internal and external to coordinate response operations. (CO1, CO2)

LO4: Establish a process to develop, approve, and disseminate public information messaging to internal and external stakeholders. (CO1, CO2)

This course is different than many in that it is based primarily around short, daily discussion roleplay responses. The simulated event is intended to imitate the intensity and incessant nature of a live event, while still giving the flexibility needed by working adults to fit their schooling into their schedules.

Students will volunteer for different EOC roles, which will be confirmed by the instructor by the end of Week 1. The EOC will be staffed entirely by students, including the EOC Manager and all Section Chiefs; the instructor will act as an advisor, as well as manage any needed story events based on creative student actions.

Beginning in Week 2, the event will begin to unfold daily in short event segments. Students are expected to respond to read each day's event and respond in their role if appropriate. Your discussion grade each week will be based on whether you took an active role in responding to the event as it relates to your role, as well as to responding to direct requests to yourself. Discussion posts are not needed each day if your role would not be taking an action based on the event.

Students will document the event and their actions using FEMA ICS forms according to their roles, which they will submit each week as Status Update assignments.

After the simulated event concludes, students will analyze and evaluate their own performance, as well as that of the EOC team. The entire class will then complete a group assignment where they create an After-Action Report and Improvement Plan for the fictional town. Grading on the course is based somewhat on individual performance but mostly on effective reflection.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
PO1: Identify the goals of disaster management from prevention/reduction of loss due to hazards, disasters, and emergencies.
PO2: Differentiate between response strategies for the various emergency and disaster incidents.
PO3: Examine the phases of the cycle of disasters.
PO4: Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the individuals and agencies in an emergency and disaster incident.
PO5: Analyze factors and coping strategies involved in emergencies and disasters.
PO6: Demonstrate emergency and disaster preparedness from planning to recovery.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
CO1: Act in the role of a member of an Emergency Management team. (PO4, PO6)
CO2: Collaborate with other members of an Emergency Management team. (PO4, PO6)
CO3: Analyze actions taken during response to a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5)
CO4: Evaluate personal and team effectiveness in responding to a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6)
CO5: Provide recommendations for improvement to Emergency Management stakeholders based on outcomes of a simulated emergency event. (PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
LO1: Obtain, maintain, and disseminate relevant information regarding the nature and extent of the incident, the status of critical infrastructure systems, any cascading effects, and the response status, to develop a common operating picture focused on saving lives. (CO1, CO2)

LO2: Establish and maintain a scalable Incident Command System (ICS) structure based on operational requirements. (CO1, CO2)

LO3: Establish and maintain communications internal and external to coordinate response operations. (CO1, CO2)

LO4: Establish a process to develop, approve, and disseminate public information messaging to internal and external stakeholders. (CO1, CO2)

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.