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Infectious Diseases: SARS


Approximately 13 minutes

Course Description:

This course is designed to give a brief overview of SARS, its method of transmission, risk factors for contracting SARS, and the criteria for diagnosis of SARS. It also covers SARS treatment and prevention, as well as giving a brief synopsis of the 2003 SARS outbreak.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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. Institute appropriate steps to limit spread, including infection control.
  2. Initiate patient care within your professional scope of practice.
  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 clinical and epidemiologic criteria for diagnosing SARS.
  2. Describe precautions that can be taken to prevent further transmission of SARS.

Target Audiences:

Public Health Personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Epidemiologists, Other Emergency Medical Services 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.