#fluscenario 2014

Fluscenario is a twitter chat designed at the University of Dundee, but open to anyone.

Fast link to resources for #fluscenario

It is intended to introduce you to influenza (known from here on as flu). By the time you have finished, you should know more about:

    • Epidemics and pandemics
    • Emergency planning
    • The role of social media in communication in a health setting

Structure of the sessions

The #fluscenario twitter session fits into a number of related sessions within the Respiratory System block:

Week 1 Introduction to fluscenario
Week 2 Introduction to Twitter
Week 3 #fluscenario
Week 5 Debrief

#fluscenario will run 4 times at 11am GMT on the 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th November.

Student are asked make comments via twitter using this hashtag #fluscenario. Please use the questions as a guide for discussion: you do not need to write essays, or answer every question. This is about having a conversation about flu and emergency planning, not your writing skills.

Students who do not wish to sign up to Twitter for privacy reasons are still expected to take part, although they will not be able to join in the online conversation. If you feel strongly that you do not wish to use Twitter you must read the scenarios, follow the conversation, and email your reflection and learning points by the Friday of the week of the scenario.

You are reminded again that Twitter is a public forum, and professionalism is expected. There’s a useful article about Twitter dos and don’ts here. Please also remember the usual rules about confidentiality, data protection, professionalism etc, all apply too.

These scenarios are closely based on original work on the #nhssm blog, and we gratefully acknowledge the help of Alex Talbott and Dr Chloe Sellwood PhD FRSPH, Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Resilience Manager at NHS London, who wrote the original scenarios


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