This course introduces students to the characteristics of pandemic influenza, the effects that pandemic influenza can have on every facet of our society, and the steps their organizations can take to minimize the effects of a pandemic.
At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
- Explain the differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza.
- Relate the effects of pandemic influenza to daily organizational operations and basic services.
- Describe strategies for resolving continuity challenges presented in a pandemic situation.
The primary audiences for this course are personnel at any level of government, representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or representatives from private industry who may have a need for a basic understanding of pandemic influenza and the impacts that they can expect should a widespread pandemic occur in the United States.