Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach

Public Health Emergency Training

Zoonoses (Public Health Emergency Training Series)


0.05 CEU

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This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

This online module describes the types and transmission of zoonotic diseases, identifies zoonoses of public health significance, and outlines general principles and procedures for surveillance and emergency preparedness.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define zoonoses
- Identify agents and transmission modes of zoonoses
- Explain the risks of human contact with animals in public exhibition settings
- Describe emerging zoonoses
- State basic principles and practices of emergency preparedness for zoonotic outbreaks related to natural disasters, bioterrorism, and food safety.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organization s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.

Zoonoses (Public Health Emergency Training Series)

A - Awareness

ASPH Competencies

Environmental Health Sciences

  • Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological, and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.

Health Policy and Management

  • Explain methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.

BT Cross-Cutting Competencies

  • Describe the public health role in emergency response in a range of emergencies that might arise. (e.g. "This department provides surveillance, investigation and public information in disease outbreaks and collaborates with other agencies in biological,
  • Identify limits to own knowledge, skill, and authority, and identify key system resources for referring matters that exceed these limits.
  • Recognize unusual events that might indicate an emergency and describe appropriate action (e.g. communicate clearly within the chain of command).

Council on Linkages Core Competencies

Domain #1: Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • Defines a problem.
  • Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Recognizes how the data illuminates ethical, political, scientific, economic, and overall public health issues.

Domain #6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

  • Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services.

Domain #8: Leadership and System Thinking Skills

  • Identifies internal and external issues that may impact delivery of essential public health services (i.e., strategic planning).
  • Promotes team and organizational learning.

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