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Introduction to Bioterrorism for Hawaii


Approximately 16 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Introduction to Bioterrorism for Hawaii" is designed to give you a brief overview of the history of bioterrorism, biological agents currently of the greatest concern, main routes of infection, and overall preparedness efforts of the United States and specifically, Hawaii.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Preparedness Evaluation: Describe evaluation activities.
  2. List the major classes of weapons and prevention strategies for each of them.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Category A, B & C biological agent designations.
  2. List the three routes of infection for biological agents.
  3. List three issues that Hawaii needs to overcome in order to be prepared for disaster.

Target Audiences:

Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.