Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It

Description:

Course Overview

Course Quality Rating

TBD

Course Description

This course is provided by ALISON and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

It includes two modules:

  1. Module 1: Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It 
  2. Module 2: Understanding the Ebola Virus Assessment

An outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred in West African countries, and infected individuals have died in Spain and America. The mortality rate from the Ebola virus is extremely high and an outbreak of the virus can have serious consequences for the health of individuals who are infected by it, and on the health resources of communities and countries where the outbreak occurs. This free online health literacy course from ALISON will explain in clear and simple terms what the Ebola virus is, where the outbreak has occurred, what the signs and symptoms of an infection are, how an infection is treated, and how to avoid becoming infected. It also explains some common misunderstandings about the virus that can occur in communities where outbreaks happen. This course will be of great interest to any learner who lives in or near regions where an outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred and who would like to learn more about the virus and how to avoid becoming infected. It will also be of great interest to all health workers would like a free resource to help individuals and communities better understand the Ebola virus and how an outbreak of it can be controlled.                                                                                    

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Target Audience

This course is designed for the general population help you develop essential, certified workplace skills.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
  2. Describe what the Ebola virus is;
  3. List the countries where the outbreak has occurred;
  4. Explain what the signs and symptoms of an infection are;
  5. Explain how an infection is treated;
  6. Explain how to avoid becoming infected.

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

None listed

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

None listed

Format

Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page. 

Duration

1-2 hrs.

Specifications

None listed

Course Publication Date

August 6th, 2014

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