Bioterrorism: The Public Health Threat

Description:

Course Overview 

Course Quality Rating

TBD

Course Description

This course is provided by South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This course will provide a fundamental understanding of the threat of bioterrorism and the public health challenges resulting from this threat. Participants will be introduced to: biological warfare and biological terrorism; the historical use of biological agents as warfare agents; the nature and extent of the threat of biological terrorism; factors that effect dissemination of biological agents; core public health responsibilities in responding to a bioterrorism incident; and factors that affect a public health response to a bioterrorist event.                                                                 

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Target Audience

None listed

Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between biological warfare and biological terrorism
  2. Describe the historical use of biological agents as warfare agents
  3. Discuss the nature and extent of the threat of biological terrorism
  4. Identify factors that affect dissemination of biological agents
  5. Identify core public health responsibilities in responding to a bioterrorism incident
  6. Identify factors that affect a public health response to a bioterrorist event

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

None listed

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model

  1. 1.1: Solve problems under emergency conditions
  2. 3.3: Participate in improving the organization’s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws and workforce training).

Format

Online/Self-Study 

Credit /CEU

Nursing: 7.2 CEUs and or Social Work: 6 CEUs. 

Duration

3 hrs.

Specifications

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Course Publication Date

7/17/2012

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