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Terrorism in Chicago: Applying the Knowledge


Approximately 16 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Terrorism in Chicago: Applying the Knowledge" is a modified version of a Problem-Based Learning or PBL case originally designed to be utilized by multidisciplinary groups of healthcare 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 Chicago.

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. 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. Explain the concepts of and describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.
  2. List the types of radiation associated with potential terrorist activity and describe their routes of exposure, associated illnesses, and treatments.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the principles of treating the injured in the aftermath of a nuclear detonation.
  2. Select proper personal protective measures in the wake of a nuclear detonation.

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.