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TM5558 - Public Health and Bioterrorism

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

The subject will provide students with a broad geo-political and historical understanding of bioterrorism. It will develop an awareness of the increased focus and attention on bioterrorism research and preparedness and explore the implications for the public sector. The agents of bioterrorism will be discussed in depth with special attention paid to the current (and emerging) response protocols. Ethical issues will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to manage a program of bioterror preparedness that focuses on information dissemination and educating the public;
  • think critically, analyse and evaluate the key issues and to communicate new understanding effectively using different media;
  • develop an understanding of actual risk, as well as developing response plans in anticipation of a bioterror event.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.