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Terrorism in Hawaii: Applying the Knowledge


Approximately 16 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Terrorism in Hawaii: 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 terrorist incident in Hawaii.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology with the aid of Seiji Yamada, MD, MPH, Leslie Tam, PhD, and Megan Inada, MPH.. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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 the Category A biological agents, and describe their epidemiology, associated illnesses and treatments.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to complete physical examinations that identify signs associated with exposure to CBRNE agents.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to incorporate evidence-based diagnostic procedures and laboratory studies to confirm the diagnoses and/or causative agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with a case of inhalational anthrax.

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.