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Student Programs

Welcome to Outbreak Experience! In this section, you will be presented with an infectious disease outbreak scenario as it unfolds over a 48-day period. Each time period (T) includes information about the scenario and discussion questions. Please use the discussion tool to provide your responses to the questions for your discipline or for the interprofessional team. You should complete each section in order of the time period.


The outbreak takes place in the Miami Valley region of Ohio, with the City of Dayton/Montgomery County at the center.

This activity is population-focused and was designed as an interprofessional education (IPE) experience for graduate students from public health (MPH), medicine (MD), pharmacy (PharmD), clinical mental health counseling (MSE), and nursing (MSN and BSN). The health equity prompts introduced in these cases may also be appropriate for social work (MSW) students.

Disclaimer: The scenario in this activity is fictional but was informed by information and events from actual influenza outbreaks. Any similarities to real events or individuals are completely coincidental. 

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Online Class
Students: Welcome
Students: Challenges

Student Resources

Student Preparation/Resources Links (Word doc)

Student Instructions for Asynchronous Participation (PPT)

Disease Fact Sheet (Word doc)

Line List (Excel)

Students: Files
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