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Introduction to Avian Influenza for Hawaii


Approximately 21 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Introduction to Avian Influenza for Hawaii" is composed of two tutorial courses. The first is designed to give you a basic overview of influenza and its relationship to avian influenza. The second tutorial course illustrates the importance of avian influenza to discussions of public health, and some treatment and prevention strategies against avian influenza.

This course is based on the"Avian Influenza" course designed by Aaron Wendelboe of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Creation of this course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration 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. Lists the governmental resources and outline the regulatory issues associated with emergency management and preparedness.
  2. Lists and describes 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. Gain an understanding of how Avian Influenza (AI) could pose a threat to the public’s health
  2. Gain an understanding of what AI is and how it relates to human influenza
  3. Gain knowledge of the epidemiology and transmissibility of AI

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.