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Course CatalogCatalog: Online Certificate Courses

Welcome to the Columbia Regional Learning Center's new learning management system. In order to take our online courses, you will need to register as a new learner. The Login link is on the right-hand side of this page.

These online courses have the following structure: Pre test, interactive slideset, post test, and satisfaction survey. After completion of these units, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can print out. Your computer should have the latest version of the Flash player, which can be downloaded for free at this web address: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer Each of these courses will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Other webinars and video taped conference lectures are available within our Course Catalog, which is available from the top menu. You can also explore our Homepage for recent updates regarding the development of new curricula for the public health workforce.

The key to the course codes is as follows:

PREP = Preparedness Fundamentals
MGMT = Leadership and Management
COM = Communication
EPI = Assessment / Surveillance / Epidemiology
POD = Medical Counter-Measures & Point of Dispensing (PODs)
CLIN = Mass Care/ Mass Fatality / Clinical
ENV = Environmental / Worker Safety / Climate / Chemical
VUL = Children / Special Populations/ Vulnerable Populations
PSY = Mental Health

If you have any questions, please email crlc@columbia.edu

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CLIN 2605 - Mass Fatality Management: A NYC Perspective

Barbara Butcher, Chief of Staff, and Director of Forensic Investigations at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner provides an overview of the core issues in Mass Fatality Management Operations. In this presentation learners are presented with the definition of mass fatality management, the primary objectives and description of tasks and responsibilities the newest state-of-the-art technologies that codify mass fatality management and the critical role of the Disaster Victim Identification Unit.

COM 3305 - Social Media in Preparedness and Response

This course is about the use of social media in preparedness and response.

ENV 2702 - Public Health Risks of Ionizing Radiation

During this online course, participants will be introduced to the differences between ionizing and non ionizing radiation, the differences between exposure and contamination, biological effects of radiation on humans, and methods used to keep exposure on humans as low as reasonably achievable. All of the content is narrated by Dr. Eric J. Hall, Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and Radiology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University. (Updated Dec 2011)

ENV 3705 - Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound

Dr. Gornitz presents a brief discussion on the trends in sea level rise and potential flood risk for Long Island Sound, with a specific focus on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecasts. (Created: June 2011)

ENV 3711 - The Nurse's Role and Climate Change

The online course specifically addresses the nursing role in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. It includes a pre-test, a one hour interactive module incorporating a case study, and a post test.

EPI 2401 - Rapid Needs Assessment with Hand Held Devices

A discussion on the challenges of rapid field response after large scale disasters, and the solution offered by using mobile GIS hand-held devices for data collection in a rapid needs assessment. Several case study examples in which hand-held devices have been used are provided, as well as an evolving list of other potential uses of mobile GIS hand-held devices for public health emergency preparedness and response.

EPI 2408 - Surveillance and Forecasting of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Stephen S. Morse, PhD, Columbia University Professor of Epidemiology and Director, USAID PREDICT, discusses global capacity to monitor diseases at the animal-human interface and develop a risk-based approach to concentrate these efforts in surveillance, prevention, and response at the most critical points for disease emergence from wildlife.

EPI 3404 - Spatial Approaches to Disaster Epidemiology: Dr. Snow Meets the Rev. Bayes

Charles DiMaggio, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University, discusses the benefits of incorporating Bayesian hierarchical modeling into spatial analysis of public health data. (Created: Nov. 2009)

PREP 1110 - Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker

This course introduces the learner to a variety of public health roles during a wide range of emergencies. Using an interactive, 5 action-step preparedness model learners will become better prepared for emergencies and disasters, personally and professionally. (Created: February 2012)

PREP 1112 - Methods of Risk Assessment in Planning for Disasters

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic process of conducting a hazard and vulnerability assessment for their community. This course examines the fundamental concepts of hazard identification and vulnerability assessment in determine public health risk for emergency planning purposes.

PREP 2103 - The Home Health Care Workforce: Essential Community Partners in Preventing Transmission of Viral Respiratory Illness: Seasonal Influenza and Pandemic Influenza

An introduction of basics infection control methods and examples of day to day tasks performed by home health care (HHC) aides, emphasizing key principles and methods of disease control in the home healthcare client and in the community.
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