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Tsunami in Sri Lanka: Applying the Knowledge

Length:

Approximately 15 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Tsunami in Sri Lanka: Applying the Knowledge" is a modified version of a Problem-Based Learning or PBL case previously completed by multidisciplinary groups of health care students and professionals. PBL is a process of self-directed learning through identification and research of issues relevant to particular disciplines. This particular case explores the questions and consequences evoked by a tsunami in Sri Lanka.

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

Competencies:

This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the different phases of disasters.
  2. Describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the dangers associated with mass disposal of human remains.
  2. Identify the infectious organisms likeliest to be present in the aftermath of a tsunami.

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.