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Key concepts: biosecurity, biosafety and bioterrorism In this week we introduced biosecurity, biosafety and bioterrorism as key concepts. These were then linked to how public health practitioners understand, investigate and …

Why FutureLearn?

Getting started with FutureLearn   FutureLearn provides you an online platform to learn by watching videos, reading articles, writing and reviewing assignments and so on. While the course materials might …

Course description

An introduction to the scientific, policy, ethical and operational aspects of public health and wider responses to high risk biological agent events, epidemics and bioterrorism. The course will run for …

Introductory video

Associate Professor David Heslop and Dr David Muscatello introduce the course: ‘Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Public Health Dimensions’. They highlight the background, motivation and implication of this course in your career …

Public health concepts for biosafety and biosecurity

Public health is the science of improving and protecting health through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and the detection and control of infectious diseases. Public …

Introduction to bioterrorism and biosecurity

In this step Professor MacIntyre will introduce you to the basic concepts and definitions of bioterrorism and biosecurity and how they differ. Some examples of the differences between bioterrorism incidents …

Biosecurity is a complex web

We are first going to lay the groundwork of what is meant by biosecurity and bioterrorism, and how they are placed within the wider complex web of society, health and …

Pandemic chapter 1

In this chapter of Pandemic we introduce you to the fictional country of Mendona, where we see the beginnings of what initially appears to be an outbreak of seasonal influenza …