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HCA 330: Terrorism and Disaster Management for Health Care Administrators

Course Description

This course will analyze various aspects of terrorism and emergency management and the responsibility of the health care administrator, manager, or leader responsible for facility preparedness, employees, and staff in any disaster situation.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2
  • HCA 101: Health Care Systems Adminstration

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Examine the principles of emergency management for health care.
  2. Examine the workforce issues with hospital staff and outside agencies.
  3. Evaluate hospital operations during disasters and emergencies.
  4. Explain clinical consideration of responses to emergencies and disasters.
  5. Examine that there are special considerations that must be made for certain responses and populations during disasters and emergency response.
  6. Explain the role healthcare organizations play during and after terrorist attacks.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions

30%

Midterm Exam (Week 4)

30%

Final Exam (Week 8)

40%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Reilly, M. (2011). Health Care Emergency Management. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-5513-3

Course Schedule

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

1

Topic: Principles of Emergency Management For Health Care, Part 1

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 1-4 (pp. 3 - 67)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

2

1

Topic: Principles Of Emergency Management For Health Care, Part 2

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 5-7 (pp.68-143)
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

3

1,2,3

Topic: Hospital Workforce Issues

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 8-10 (pp.163-205)
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Answer Discussion Questions
  • Review the Lecture material

4

3,4,5,6

Topics: Hospital Operations During Disasters and Emergencies

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 11- 16 (pp.223-331)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Take the Midterm Exam (Covers Chapters 1-16)

5

3,4,5,6

Topic: Clinical Considerations

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 17 & 18 (pp.341-353)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

6

3,4,5,6

Topic: Special Topics

  • Readings:
    • Chapters 19-22 (pp. 371-462)
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

7

1-6

Topics: Terrorism in the new age and what it means for healthcare providers

  • Readings:
    • U//FOUO) Terrorists Call for Attacks on Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities.
    • Hospitals: Soft Target for Terrorism?
    • The cyberthreat to American healthcare in 2017.
  • Read assigned material
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material

8

1-6

Topic: Dealing with Special Populations

  • Readings:
    • Planning for an Emergency: Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups.
    • Hospital planning for acts of terrorism and other public health emergencies involving children.
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Complete Final Exam (Covers Chapters 17-22 and Readings from weeks 7 & 8)
  • Complete Course Evaluation

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources

Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.