PUBS207 Emergency Management Exercise Design
Department of Business and Innovation: Emergency Management
- I. Course Number and Title
- PUBS207 Emergency Management Exercise Design
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- PUBS206 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course may be completed through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) if the student has completed all requirements for the Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course prepares students to design, plan, conduct, and evaluate exercises to determine community preparedness. Students are introduced to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Critical issues examined include: coordination, business recovery, damage assessment, hazard vulnerability analysis, risk management, and agency interaction.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- Analyze the theory of pre-planning;
- Analyze the process of planning, designing, and conducting disaster drills and develop the appropriate documentation;
- Develop and implement an evaluation of disaster drills and emergency management exercises including an after action review;
- Analyze the components of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) program including the various types of exercises and their benefits;
- Demonstrate development of a situation manual; and
- Develop a tabletop exercise.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction, Course Outline, Student Responsibilities
- Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
- Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Fundamentals
- Discussion Based Exercises
- Operations Based Exercises
- Exercise Design
- Exercise Development
- Exercise Conduct
- Exercise Evaluation
- After Action Process
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the course learning goals via class discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date 4/2017