Preparedness and Community Response to H1N1

Infectious Disease & Immunization
Online Course
1 hour
University at Albany, SUNY
New York-New Jersey PERLC

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This course provides an overview of the 2009 Novel H1N1 pandemic, a real-life case study that reinforces the CPHP course Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify symptoms and complications of the flu
  • Identify who is most at risk of developing complications from 2009 Novel H1N1
  • Explain the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic
  • Recognize the historical context of influenza
  • Summarize how 2009 Novel H1N1 became a pandemic
  • Describe the characteristics of the influenza virus, including its ability to change
  • Identify and explain the WHO Pandemic periods and phases
  • Explain the origins of 2009 Novel H1N1
  • Describe how to stay healthy during a pandemic
  • Explain vaccination options for the 2009 Novel H1N1
PHEP Capabilities: 
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
Responder Safety and Health