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EM 280 Public Policy in Emergency Management

What You Get: Over 70 unit pages, maps, graphics, and forms in the course files.

See some Sample Test Questions

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

UNIT I Course Introduction

Overview and Course Rationale
Countdown to Disaster
Objectives
Synopses
Readings and Exercises

UNIT II Hazard Analysis

Objective
Hazard Analysis in Emergency Management
Hazard Maps
Analyzing Community Hazards
Hazard Vulnerability Exercise
Unit Summary

UNIT III Policy Development

Objective
Introduction to Policy Analysis
Policy Analysis Process
Methods Used in Policy Analysis
Emergency Policy Analysis
Policy Development Exercise: The Exploding Circle Approach
Liability Issues
Unit Summary

UNIT IV Role Analysis

Objective
Role Analysis in Emergency Management
Role Definition
Role Relationships
Role Competence
Role Conflict
Role Analysis Exercise
Unit Summary

UNIT V Policy Analysis Exercise

Objective
Policy Analysis Exercise: Sewer Explosions- Central City, Columbia
Unit Summary

UNIT VI Communicating Public Policy

Objectives
Policy Analysis Under Emergency Conditions
Policy Development and the Media
Media Exercise
Unit Summary

UNIT VII Course Summary and Conclusions

APPENDICES

A. References
B. Videotape Scripts


SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

A characteristic of a New-Era emergency is

a. these type disaster overwhelm the average citizen and pose extreme difficulties for governmental policymakers.
b. technology and improved communications prevent catastrophic disasters in western societies.
c. land use policies are creating safe zones for communities.
d. most disaster events are local and do not extend beyond a jurisdictions immediate area.

The hardest step in policy analysis

a. is getting consensus.
b. adopting an accepted model of analysis.
c. usually includes obtaining financial resources.
d. requires looking at a problem in "functional terms".

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