#fluscenario 2015

Welcome to #fluscenario 2015

This is part of the Dundee Medical School Respiratory Block teaching. We will be discussing pandemic flu using Twitter, discussing what happened in 2009 and future planning. We will not be discussing anything confidential.

This information will be put on medblogs for medical students to know what is going on, but also on the public facing Dundee Public Health blog so that members of the public can know what is happening if they see the hashtag. If you wish to explain to members of the public what is happening, please link here:

Before you take part:

  • Please make sure you have a twitter account and can log in.
  • Please then register your user name using this google form, which will let us know you have taken part:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hCP2NGQQGStYxl5IXYDVfphwBo4XaNo_nmRuwXHwdhE/viewform?usp=send_form

  • Fluscenario is scheduled in your timetable, please log in to Twitter (or Tweetdeck or any other Twitter portal) and take part in the discussion, remembering to include the #fluscenario hashtag so others can find you.
  • Remember it’s meant to be interesting and fun so don’t get overwhelmed.
  • If you want to continue the conversation, include other people from other groups, talk to people outside medical school about the topic, please do. #fluscenario usually continues in the evening and even for a few weeks after the official teaching finishes. It’s all part of the fun.
  • If you can’t make your timetabled session then join in to a different one, or catch up and tweet us later.
  • You don’t have to answer every question. You don’t have to read every tweet. Find the interesting bits.
  • Finally, please remember it’s a public space and don’t say anything you will regret later. Just like the rest of life.

Any worries, contact me through the blog or by Twitter @DundeePublicH or @e_hothersall

 

Learning outcomes for fluscenario

1. Understand the role of social media in health promotion, health intelligence and predicting outbreaks

2. Understand the role of prevention and containment strategies in an outbreak

3. Be aware of and able to apply current guidelines regarding flu treatment and prophylaxis

4. Describe the phases of epidemics and pandemics

5. Understand and describe key components of emergency planning from a health perspective

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