Public health components of academic programs in homeland security
The academic course requirements for 111 certificate and degree programs in emergency management and homeland security were reviewed to assess the degree to which the subject of public health has been incorporated into the overall curriculum of this broad and emerging field. Courses that were dedicated primarily to the field of public health comprised about 4% of the total number of courses taught in the curriculum, about the same percentage as taught in the fields of intelligence and planning. More courses were taught in the subjects of emergency management, terrorism, and legal issues associated with homeland security. Specific subject matter covered in public health courses included healthcare for mass casualties, pandemics, bioterrorism, preparedness and planning, diseases associated with disasters, and health care systems for emergency use. The author proposes a framework for further discussion on identifying critical education in public health within the context of homeland security.
Public Health and Sports Medicine
academics, homeland security, public health
Claborn, David M., and Kunal A. Sonavane. "Public health components of academic programs in homeland security." Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 7, no. 1 (2010).
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management