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Core Curriculum

The National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH) is proud to announce a FREE, eight-hour, online Disaster Health Core Curriculum intended for a wide range of health professionals.

The course consists of eleven, 20 – 60 minute online modules covering a variety of disaster health topics such as: personal or family preparedness, communication, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and much more.

This curriculum is designed to be taken in sections or as a whole to be flexible for our busy healthcare professional learner.

The foundation of this curriculum is the Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

 Before proceeding please read the Policy Disclosures to Learners (Click Here).

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, and presenters participating in this program have responded they have no commercial relationships to disclose.

Medicine (CME) & Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Designation Statement: The APHA designates this Enduring / Web Course educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).   

 How to Obtain CE Credit

NCDMPH has partnered with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to offer FREE continuing education credits for the Disaster Health Core Curriculum.

Participants must finish each module and then complete the corresponding evaluation online with a passing score of 70% or above, in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  To access the post-assessments (Click Here). Once you register, you will be directed to the assessments page. Please note: you do not need to be an APHA member to create an account. After each assessment you will follow the instructions to claim your credit(s) and print your certificate.  

 To access a course, click on the module title below.  

* NOTE: Core competencies 1 & 2 and 6 & 7 are combined to receive full credit.


 Hardware/Software Requirements: Internet connectivity and an up-to-date browser (ideally Chrome or Firefox).

 Lesson Title 

Length 

 Author  

Video Presenter

*Core Competency 1: Personal and Family Preparedness

20

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Kelly Gulley, MPH

*Core Competency 2: One’s Expected Role(s) in Organizational and Community Response

40

Daniel Barnett, MD

Thomas Kirsch MD, MPH, FACEP

Core Competency 3: Situational Awareness

20

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Core Competency 4: Communication

60

Daniel Barnett, MD

Daniel Barnett, MD

Core Competency 5: Personal Safety

40

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

*Core Competency 6: Surge Capacity

20

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

*Core Competency 7: Clinical Management Principles

40

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Ed Hsu, MD, MPH

Core Competency 8: Public Health Principles

60

Daniel Barnett, MD

Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH

Core Competency 9: Ethical Principles

40

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

Thomas Kirsch MD,
MPH, FACEP

Core Competency 10: Legal Principles

60

Lainie Rutkow, PhD

Lainie Rutkow, PhD

Core Competency 11: Short-and Long-term Considerations for Recovery

20

Daniel Barnett, MD

Daniel Barnett, MD

 Please email all continuing medical education credit questions to NCDMPH-CME@usuhs.edu