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Critical Thinking

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Course Summary

There are 6 steps in this course:

  • Step 1: Identify and Define the Problem
  • Step 2: Gather Information
  • Step 3: Develop Alternatives
  • Step 4: Select an Alternative
  • Step 5: Implement the Solution
  • Step 6: Evaluate the Solution

Each module includes at least one Review Question.

These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge

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Prepare Your Family: A General Preparedness Scenario

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This course provides general emergency preparedness training for families, focusing on protective actions your family can take prior to a disaster. The course is intended for the general public.

Intended Audience

General Public

Learning Objectives:

After completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognizethe need for family preparedness planning
  • Assembleall-hazard emergency supply kits
  • Createall-...
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Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario

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The goal of this scenario is to assess and train mid-level public health professionals in the application of critical thinking as a means of solving problems related to community preparedness for public health emergencies, such as an Influenza Pandemic.


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CASPER: Awareness Course Scenario

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The goal of CASPER Awareness Course is to develop a basic understanding of what a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is and how it can be used following a disaster.

Intended Audience

local public health administrators and local county emergency managers

Learning Objectives:

After completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Definewhat a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response...
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