The epidemic and pandemic disease awareness course is designed to provide in-depth information for nurses, medical students and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the different types of viruses and how they spread. It covers the origins of various diseases, transmission, symptoms, treatment and other keys factors.
Throughout the course, you will deepen your understanding of the difference between epidemic and pandemic diseases, as well as different types of diseases such as SARS, MERS, influenza and AIDS. You will learn important information regarding the World Health Organisation, how these diseases are spread, their symptoms, risks and mitigation.
By the end of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of various pandemic outbreaks throughout history, including the novel coronavirus and other zoonotic diseases that are transmitted from animals or insects to humans.
Who should take the course
This comprehensive disease awareness course is a must for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of epidemics and pandemic outbreaks, the different types of diseases and how they are controlled. This includes:
- NHS Nurses
- Construction Workers
- Urban Planners
- Medical Students
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
In module one, we will learn about the history of pandemic outbreaks and the difference between epidemics and pandemics.
In module two, we will gain an in-depth understanding of pandemic risk management, including mitigation strategies and risk assessments.
In module three, we will compare MERS and SARS disease, their symptoms and how they are transmitted from person to person.
In module four, we will develop our understanding of the new coronavirus, how it was contracted from animals, WHO statistics, symptoms and the safety precautions we can take.
In module five, we will gain a deeper understanding of how zoonotic diseases are formed and how they can be transmitted to humans.
In module six, we will learn about the history and origin of HIV, taking a look at how the virus spread and HIV transmission.
In module seven, we will explore the symptoms and treatment of influenza, prevention procedures and causes.
In module eight, we will take a look at the origin and history of the Nipah Virus, its signs & symptoms, treatment and diagnosis process.
In module nine, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of smallpox, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment.
In module ten, we will learn about the causes and symptoms of viral meningitis, how it spreads, diagnosis, treatment & prevention.
In module eleven, we will gain a deeper understanding of the history and origin of the Ebola virus, the transmission process, signs and symptoms.
In module twelve, we will explore the symptoms and treatment of Zika virus and how the Zika virus is tested and transmitted.
In module thirteen, we will learn about plague outbreaks, including some key facts and the WHO’s response to the plague.
In module fourteen, we will explore some of the milder threats to human beings such as Yellow Fever, the Hendra virus, and Dengue.
In module fifteen, we will broaden our understanding of pandemic risks and the major consequences of a global spread of infection.