Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents - Part II

Category: Bioterrorism: Preparedness

This course has been divided into the three parts, each consisting of three modules. Module topics are outlined below.

  • Part I
    • Module 1: A Background for Bioterrorism
    • Module 2: Threats and Vulnerabilities
    • Module 3: Biological Agents, Effects, and Treatments
  • Part II
    • Module 4: Basic Principles in the Use of Biological Agents
    • Module 5: Managing Biological Incidents
    • Module 6: Immediate Actions and Decontamination
  • Part III
    • Module 7: Response to Bioterrorism
    • Module 8: Response to Public Health Emergencies
    • Module 9: Perspective on the Future of Terrorism

This course will cover modules 4 through 6

These modules contain practice exercises that will provide you with an opportunity to apply and better understand the material presented.

Intended Audience

representatives of state and local emergency response and public health agencies to perform safely and effectively during an incident involving biological agents.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describeskills necessary to effectively and safely, respond and manage public health emergencies, including domestic biological incidents
  • Identifybiological agents based on their characteristics, symptoms, and the disease they cause
  • Describebasic principles in the use of biological agents and the factors associated with a successful or unsuccessful terrorist attack

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

August 22, 2014