This online module describes the types and transmission of zoonotic diseases, identifies zoonoses of public health significance, and outlines general principles and procedures for surveillance and emergency preparedness.


Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define zoonoses
  • Identify agents and transmission modes of zoonoses
  • Explain the risks of human contact with animals in public exhibition settings
  • Describe emerging zoonoses
  • State basic principles and practices of emergency preparedness for zoonotic outbreaks related to natural disasters, bioterrorism, and food safety.


This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:


3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice

3.3 Participate in improving the organization s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).


13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

Continuing Education Units

Please note that these trainings may offer different types of continuing education credits. This Learner Portal may not calculate the correct number of continuing education credits. Please refer to the Continuing Education Credits section of your course site after registration for the correct information.

This course is eligible for 0.05 CEUs or 0.5 contact hours and 1 CPH re-certification credit. 

Contact & Questions

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Section Title
Online, self paced
Aug 06, 2019 to Aug 06, 2030
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 30, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 30, 2019
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