Note: 5 pages paper.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
· Identify and describe bioterrorism agents and emerging infectious diseases
· Identify the government agencies dealing with bioterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, and their roles
· Discuss policies/interventions that would protect the population from bioterrorism, and emergency responses for controlling bioterrorism agents.
Friis page 114 – at least that will get you started!
Are you prepared? Is public health prepared? One way to find out is to participate in a “Table Top” exercise. Your groups will be experiencing and reacting to a fictious bioterrorist attack in this lesson. Table Top exercises require active and daily participation (just like real life!). So be ready to think and research and respond to your team daily. New information will appear intermittently throughout the next approximately two weeks, as the event unfolds, so you will want to check discussion board daily. Your first assignment – prepare! Your group must research anthrax and become topic area experts. This will be the first step in getting prepared. You have until April 25th – then the attack begins…Check announcements on the days below.
Post under Tabletop forum – I have this set up to grade each individual’s participation at the end of the exercise. Expect to post at least three times between announcements. There is certainly plenty to discuss in preparing for and responding to an attack! For the last lesson, each person will complete an After Action Review of the event. These will also be graded individually.