Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario

This is an intermediate course offering CPH — Free
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1.00 hour


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The goal of this scenario-based training 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 Alternatives
  4. Select an Alternative
  5. Implement the Solution
  6. Evaluate the Solution

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

(Coronavirus - COVID-19)

What You'll Learn

  • Identify the problem and resulting issues
  • Assess the information and resources to effectively address the problem.
  • Identify any constraints on possible solutions to a problem situation.
  • Employ an appropriate method to effectively generate alternative solutions to a problem situation
  • Develop an action plan for implementing a solution to the problem.

Related Occupations

Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns