Community Management of an Epidemic Outbreak

Course Description:

The evolution of modern medical competencies, the slowing availability of effective antimicrobials and expanded populations of increased vulnerability pose a significant challenge to today’s public health professional in providing effective intervention and support during epidemic disease outbreak in both the local and international environment. Expanding and aging populations are driving unprecedented global urbanization and contributing to shortfalls in per capita food and water availability while human and domestic animal habitation reaches into previously isolated reservoirs of potential pathogens. This course will address some of the significant existing challenges and examine how focused and current community prevention efforts and broadly coordinated specific intervention are the key to limiting epidemic spread, mitigating community injury and preserving civil order.

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and analyze existing and emerging community challenges, vulnerabilities and shortfalls in dealing with the global threat of epidemic outbreak
  • Explore available means of satisfying identified shortfalls to acceptable standards through effective prevention, preparation based on community vulnerabilities and strengths, the best applicable scientific principles, and global coordination of standards, processes, support and outcomes
  • Examine opportunities for enhanced planning and process improvement through the focused application of scientific principles, emerging technology and potential resources in the development of optimal doctrine and process in crisis and consequence management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 12.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Community Management of an Epidemic Outbreak
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Joseph Contiguglia

Joseph Contiguglia, MD, MPHTM, MBA

Available Credit

  • 12.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 12.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Community Management of an Epidemic Outbreak


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System Settings 
This course is designed to work most effectively if your computer and internet connection meet certain minimal requirements. This course can be accessed using a Windows 10 PC or a Mac with High Sierra1, Mojave, or Catalina. Pop-up blockers should be disabled when viewing the course. Internet Explorer 11 (for Windows 10), or the current version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari (for Windows 10 and or Mac) is required. Many of our courses require Java and JavaScript enabled. 

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Internet Connection Speed 
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