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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.

The scenario is based on the Critical Thinking course as well as using the established model of Critical Thinking that has six steps:

  1. Identify and Define the Problem
  2. Gather Information
  3. Develop...
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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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