The Pandemic Etiology, Preparedness, and Response course, like all NextGenU.org courses, is competency-based, using competencies provided by faculty at Yale University, Planning and Incorporating Public Health Preparedness Into the Medical Curriculum, and CEPH It uses learning resources from organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization.
The Pandemic Etiology, Preparedness, and Response course was developed in collaboration with Yale University and was designed by Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood and; Dr. Amy Bei; with assistance from graduate students; Adam J. Moore, MPH; and Matthew Paige, MPH; and the NextGenU.org team; Hugo Rojas, MD, MSc, DiplEd; Margaret Niles, PhD, MEd, DipID; and Pablo Baldiviezo, MD, DiplEd.
For publications on NextGenU.org’s courses’ efficacy, see “A Novel Integration of Online and Flipped Classroom Instructional Models in Public Health Higher Education” (2014), BMC Medical Education,
“Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning,” (2018), Open Praxis, or on NextGenU.org’s publication page. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of future updates, new courses, and to be part of our community.
There are 8 modules to complete, which provide an introduction to:
The completion time for this course is estimated at 91 hours, comprising 19 hours of learning resources, 39 hours for time to study content and assimilation, and 34 hours of participating in learning activities and quizzes, to assist the learners
in the synthesis of learning materials. This course is equivalent to 2 credit hours.
The course requires the completion of all activities i.e., quizzes, peer activities, reflective essays, and discussion forums that are needed to complete the course. At the end of each module, there is a practice quiz of fifteen (15) multiple-choice
questions. After you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, peer activity, and learning activity, you will have access to a final exam consisting of fifty (50) multiple-choice questions and a chance to evaluate this course. The final exam will
be designed so that participants can have multiple opportunities to answer correctly until the required score of 70% or higher is obtained. Once you’ve passed that last test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from
NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential, never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes. Also, we are happy
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