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Introduction to Biosecurity & Agroterrorism


Approximately 17 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Introduction to Biosecurity & Agroterrorism" gives a brief overview of the various types of biosecurity and agroterrorist threats, and their effects.  Epidemiological clues leading to early detection of a biosecurity breach are also discussed.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 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. List and describe the principles and procedures of surveillance and surveillance systems.
  2. List and describe the public health interventions that are part of a response to surveillance signals.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Define biosecurity and agroterrorism.
  2. Identify at least three targets vulnerable to biosecurity breaches.
  3. Identify at least three potential epidemiological clues to an agroterrorist attack.

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.