Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Focus on Local Preparedness


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This course is provided by North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This presentation by Dr. David Weber, MD, MPH, MHA, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives you an overview of preparations for an influenza pandemic, with a focus on local preparedness. This is a three part series with presentations broken into 30 minute segments.                                                                                         

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Target Audience

None listed

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide a general overview of influenza, including the history of influenza and basic biology
  2. Explain antiviral therapies currently available
  3. Discuss the threat of pandemic influenza
  4. Provide an overview of avian influenza epidemiology
  5. Provide a general overview of the effects influenza cases in North Carolina and across the US
  6. Examine the Avian Influenza recommendations made by the IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America)
  7. Discuss the development of vaccines for avian influenza
  8. Provide an overview of the proposed avian influenza vaccine response
  9. Examine lessons learned for the SARS pandemic
  10. Discuss federal, state, and local pandemic influenza preparedness
  11. Understand the role local hospitals play in pandemic influenza preparedness

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

  1. 1B.2 (Tier 2): Describe population based health problem
  2. 7B.1(Tier 2): Interprets the interrelationships
  3. 6B.2 (Tier 2): Distinguishes prominent events
  4. 6B.4 (Tier 2): Applies the basic public health sciences  

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

  1. PHPR 1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
  2. PHPR 3.3 Participate in improving the organization’s capacities.


Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU

None available 


35 mins.


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