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Entire 5 Module Program: Foundations of Pandemic Preparedness and Response

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This is a self-paced online program of approximately 20 hours in duration.

The Foundations of Pandemic Preparedness & Response program provides a tool kit to help public health and social service professionals respond, mitigate, and prevent infectious disease outbreaks, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a foundational experience, to help you build basic understand and skills in:
  • Epidemiology
  • Surveillance & Response
  • Communications
  • Mitigation & Recovery
  • Public Health & Social Policy
Purchasing this option gives you access to the full, 5 module program and offers the best price. Individuals who wish documentation of social work CEUs* or CPH units must satisfactorily complete 1-2 quizes or assignments associated with each module. Successful completion of all 5 modules will result in a certificate in Foundations of Pandemic Preparedness & Response. Participants have 6 months of the date of registration to complete the program.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand and apply basic epidemiology concepts and methods to describe infectious disease pandemic trends.
  • Apply a transdisciplinary lens to pandemic surveillance, including an understanding of biology (immunology/pathology, testing, etc) and epidemiology (data and interpretation of evolving evidence).
  • Analyze and compare risk factors with a view towards preventing and controlling infections.
  • Develop public health risk communication approaches appropriate for diverse audiences.
  • Design prevention, response, and recovery interventions with attention to disparities (health, racial/ethnic, and socio-economic).
  • Apply transdisciplinary strategies for community mitigation, policy development and advocacy.

20 self-study CEUs*/CPH units, inclusive of 3 hours of cultural competency

General Admission: $100**

Individual modules are also available for registration at $25 each**. Click here to return to individual listings.

*The Brown School offers accredited programs in social work and publich health and is an approved provider of social work CEUs in Missouri and Illinois. This program is approved for self-study units.  Mental health licenseholders from other professions and jurisdictions should consulting their licensing body for the acceptability of this program towards their licensure.

**Discounts on admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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NA - Online

Brown School Contributing Instructors 

CEUs : 20

Start Date:upon registration

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