About This Course:
What is Resilience? Resilience is often perceived as an abstract term that varies in meaning for people from different fields and backgrounds. Nevertheless, it has been a “buzzword” in the discussion around crises and disasters in recent decades.
In this course, we will introduce structure into this confusion and provide clearer definitions for the intangible multidisciplinary and sometimes ambiguous term resilience.
Subsequently, this understanding will serve to improve the learners’ ability to manage crisis situations, as well as to help them plan and focus interventions and protective measures in the field of emergency preparedness and response.
At the individual level, this course will provide learners with personal tools and resources for better coping in various stressful situations.
Resilience is a capacity of society, with implications for day-to-day life as well as in crisis situations. The familiarity with the concept and its’ broad aspects, is an asset to any individual in the pragmatic applied sense, beyond the academic attainment.
This course will introduce the concept of resilience and its relevance in various arenas and times.
We will portray the impact of the disaster on individuals, families, communities, organizations, infrastructure and the interfaces between them.
We will introduce the role of media and social media in the emergency management lifecycle
You will learn how to measure resilience, how to use this assessment to guide you in building response plans for emergency situations.
What You’ll Learn:
- What is resilience
- What is the role of resilience in disaster situations
- How can one improve resilience
- Introduction to Coping
- The BASIC PH model of coping
- Grief and bereavement
- The effects of emergencies and disasters on individuals
- Who is vulnerable – at-risk populations
- Helping the helpers
- Factors of Community Resilience
- The role of media during disasters
- Effective media communication during emergencies
- CERTs – Community Emergency Response Teams
Meet Your Instructors:
Michal Linder Zarankin
Have you ever wondered what viruses actually are?
Have you been curious about the ways they invade our bodies, attack our cells and make us sick? Come and learn what viruses are made of and understand the mechanisms of how they hijack and take over our cells.
There is no need for a background in science – just bring your curious mind!
Our bodies are made of cells, which are amazing molecular machines. So long as everything is in working order, we feel great. But surprisingly, these unbelievably tiny parasites made of Protein and Genes – viruses – can take over and cause serious damage to our bodies.
Step by step, this course will teach you how the cells of our bodies work to keep us healthy. We will then explore the vast kingdom of viruses; especially those that have caused epidemics like the flu, AIDS and Ebola. Finally, we will systematically review our immune system, how it identifies “the enemies,” and how it takes them out.
What You’ll Learn:
- The makeup of cell structures (organelles) and their functions;
- What happens to our body when it is infected by viruses;
- How our Immune System operates to protect us;
- The pros and cons of vaccination.