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Infectious Disease in Hawaii: Applying the Knowledge


Approximately 36 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Infectious Disease 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 an infectious disease outbreak 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. 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 and describe the public health interventions that are part of a response to surveillance signals.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to rule out, when possible, or determine an accurate diagnosis and/or causative 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 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
  2. Identify proper public health interventions for dealing with an infectious disease outbreak.

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.