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Course Description

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

This course will address the nature of Bioterrorism and discuss useful patterns of events, which may suggest that a disease outbreak might be other than spontaneous. The most likely Biological Agents for terrorist use as estimated by the CDC will be individually discussed and specific recommendations made on their identification, outbreak management and patient treatment.                                      

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Target Audience

None listed 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe characteristics and results of a bio warfare attack
  2. Identify characteristics of bioterrorism
  3. Explain CDC’s Category A list of biological agents
  4. Identify characteristics of anthrax including signs, symptoms and treatment
  5. Identify characteristics of smallpox including signs, symptoms and treatment
  6. Identify characteristics of plague including signs, symptoms and treatment
  7. Identify characteristics of Tularemia including signs, symptoms and treatment
  8. Identify characteristics of botulinal toxin including signs, symptoms and treatment
  9. Identify characteristics of hemorrhagic fever viruses including signs, symptoms and treatment

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. PHPR 2.1 Manage information related to an emergency.
  2. PHPR 3.1 Contribute to a community hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA).



Credit /CEU

None available 


2.5 hrs.


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