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.

Click  TO read the Policy Disclosures to Learners 

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 complete the online assessment with a passing score of 70% or above to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  To access the post-assessments (Click Here) 

Please follow the instructions on the Cpd-Confex website to create a CE account (Please note: APHA membership is NOT required to set up an account). Once your account has been activated, you will proceed to the assessments page.  On the assessments page, participants may complete any of the seven assessments (Competencies 1 - 2 and 6 -7 are combined to receive credit) and print individual certificates. 

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

Make sure your browser screen is set at 100% to view the video control panel.


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

 Lesson Title 


Length 


 Author  


Presenter


*Core Competency 1: Personal and Family Preparedness

20 (mins)

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 

Apply for Continuing Education Credits

How to Obtain CE/CME Credit

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

To receive CME or CNE credit, you need to view the core competency and complete the corresponding quiz with a passing score of at least 70%. [NOTE: Core competencies 1- 2 and 6 -7 are combined to receive full credit.] To access the post-assessments (click here). Once you register, you will be directed to the assessments page. After each assessment you will follow the instructions to claim your credit(s) and print your certificate.

Policy on Disclosures to Learners

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. Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies.