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Pandemic flu

A module to help you understand the difference between epidemic and pandemic influenza

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between epidemic and pandemic influenza
  • Describe the origins and possible early warning signs of an influenza pandemic
  • Describe the difficulties of making a clinical diagnosis of influenza
  • Understand the context and course of the 2009 influenza pandemic.

Updated by:

Pasi Penttinen

Contributors:

 John Oxford, Anna Ellis

Last updated

28 Nov 2018

Release date

08 Nov 2013

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0:10 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 0:10 hours The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of credit to this module
Karnataka Medical Council 0:10 hours Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0:10 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 10 minutes credit of learning completed
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:10 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 0:10 hours The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 0:10 hours The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is considered to be the equivalent of 10 minutes of CPD learning (Organization Code OP-02).
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0:10 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 0:10 hours The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
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