Bioterrorism: The Public Health Threat
This course will provide a fundamental understanding of the threat of bioterrorism and the public health challenges resulting from this threat. Participants will be introduced to: biological warfare and biological terrorism; the historical use of biological agents as warfare agents; the nature and extent of the threat of biological terrorism; factors that affect dissemination of biological agents; core public health responsibilities in responding to a bioterrorism incident; and factors that affect a public health response to a bioterrorist event.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Distinguish between biological warfare and biological terrorism
- Describe the historical use of biological agents as warfare agents
- Discuss the nature and extent of the threat of biological terrorism
- Identify factors that affect dissemination of biological agents
- Identify core public health responsibilities in responding to a bioterrorism incident
- Identify factors that affect a public health response to a bioterrorist event
David R. Franz, DVM, PhD (Colonel, US Army, Retired)
- 6.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 6.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Bioterrorism: The Public Health Threat
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