Undergraduate training to respond to chemical and biological incidents.
Basic training to face chemical and biological incidents is becoming critical for health professionals due to recent global health threats including terrorism. Health professionals need to have appropriate and sufficient knowledge and skills to reduce the impact of future crises. However, there is a lack of training for facing these events in human health undergraduate programmes. Thus, a group of academics at De Montfort University (DMU, UK) with experience as first responders during the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone have developed training (theoretical and practical) specifically designed for undergraduate human health students to respond to chemical and biological incidents. The different components or aspects of the chemical and biological training were tested with undergraduate human health science students enrolled in two European universities: De Montfort University (UK) and University of San Pablo CEU (Spain). The novel training created and resources used could be useful to develop training in these topics in any human health degree after performing some adaptations according to the level/background of students.
Citation : Peña-Fernandez, A. (2019) Undergraduate training to respond to chemical and biological incidents. In: Del Castillo, F.H. and Gómez H.P. (Eds) Al futuro con el pasado: X Encuentro de Innovación en Docencia Universitaria. Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá, pp. 451-460.
ISBN : 978841772988-2
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes