Welcome to Disaster Medicine Training. This course was developed to provide a foundation of disaster medicine knowledge that every health care provider who responds to a disaster should know. This course was developed through SEMPER, Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response. SEMPER’s mission has 3 pillars:
Develop nimble medical teams that could “load and go” into a disaster scene within 24 hours of a call and to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours.
Develop a standardized disaster medicine education curriculum and training for all members.
Pursue research to develop disaster best practices in order to improve disaster medical care.
This course sets the foundation for SEMPER members’ disaster knowledge, which will be supplemented by in-person lectures as well as field exercises. All SEMPER members are required to complete this course. Non-SEMPER members interested in learning more about disaster medicine or any person wishing to deploy to a disaster is also welcomed to complete this course.
Disaster Medicine Training is a self paced-course, featuring video lectures with questions and case scenarios following each module. You will take an overall pre-test before you start the course and a post-test after you complete all the modules. A score of 80% or higher on your post-test will earn you a Statement of Accomplishment.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.