University of Pittsburgh is offering an online course called "Disaster Preparedness". The six-week-long course will commence from 27th January, 2014. You can earn a verified certificate at the end of the course.
About the Course:
This course will teach the student how to survive when everything we normally take for granted is gone, when the structures we depend on have failed. You will examine the Disaster Cycle, particularly the Mitigation and Recovery phases. Students will prepare an extensive personal preparedness plan covering such topics as supplies, communication, food and water, shelter, security, and comfort (yes even in survival there can and should be comfort). The course will also look at preparedness on the institutional and government levels.
You will look beyond these plans towards the one aspect of survival, which will enable a person to survive when all planning has failed. Disasters, by definition, overwhelm all available resources. If all available resources are gone, only one thing will keep a person alive and that is their attitude. A person's awareness and attitude are closely linked. They allow a person the means to remain calm, avoid panic, and draw upon resources within and outside the person to survive when their world has failed.
Michael Beach will be the course instructor.
The workload will be 2-4 hours of work / week.
It will be taught in English and subtitles will be available in English.
For further details and to register click here