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MGT 433: Prerequisite Module


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When planning for potential disease outbreaks in rural communities that operate on limited fiscal budgets, it is essential that emergency planners not only assess the resources that would be used by various personnel in order to effectively detect, respond to, and contain a contagious disease but also survey existing resources in their respective jurisdictions. This module is delivered as a web-based prerequisite, offered also as a take-home reference. 

Terminal Learning Objectives (TLO)

Upon completion of this module participants will acquire a broad understanding of the various types of personnel, durable, and consumable resources used to control the spread of communicable diseases in rural communities. This module provides examples of resources identified in a sample communicable disease response plan and induces course participants to determine the types of resources their respective jurisdictions need in order to effectively implement isolation and quarantine. 

Enabling Learning Objectives (ELO) 

5-1. Describe resource challenges rural communities face when enacting isolation and quarantine measures.

5-2. Explain the advantages of typing resources according to NIMS guidance. 

5-3. Explain how the Emergency Management Assistance Compact offers assistance during governor-declared states of emergency.

5-4. Explain how the Strategic National Stockpile is activated and list the supplies available. 

5-5. Define syndromic surveillance and list available disease surveillance tools. 

5-6. Identify the exposure risk level for various occupations. 

5-7. List resources used to implement standard precautions as a means of preventing direct contact with body fluids, secretions, excretions, non-intact skin, and mucus membranes. 

Practical Exercise Statement

As a module delivered as a web-based prerequisite, participants will exercise knowledge by answering discussion and review questions throughout the module. 

Assessment Strategy

Participant knowledge is assessed during the pre- and post- tests taken during course delivery. 

Reference List

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Preparedness for all hazards. Retrieved from:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Strategic national stockpile. 
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). U.S. Quarantine Stations. 
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Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee. (n.d.). Part 2: Public health guidance for state and
local partners. Retrieved from:

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (n.d.) Emergency management assistance compact (EMAC) Retrieved from:

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (n.d.). Resource management. Retrieved from:

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2011). National Disaster Recovery Framework: Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2011). National Incident Management System. Retrieved from:

Lemon, S.M., Hamburg, M.A.,Sparling, P.F., Choffnes, E.R., and Mack, A. (2007). Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Detection:Assessing the Challenges -- Finding Solutions, Workshop Summary. Retrieved from:

National Association of County & City Health Officials. (2005). The local health department workforce: Findings from
the 2005 national profile of local health departments study. Retrieved from:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2007). Guidance on preparing workplaces for an influenza pandemic. Retrieved from:


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