Developing the future healthcare education workforce
Human health professionals were critical responders to the unprecedented 2014-16 Ebola crisis in West Africa, highlighting the relevance of biological incident response training. A group of academics at De Montfort University and EU first responders have designed basic training for undergraduate Human Health Science students to respond to these events. We also developed basic competences specifically designed for these students that encompass those identified by the European Commission to tackle CBRN events. The novel training developed is effective in facilitating the acquisition of the developed competences by health science students and the necessary skills to respond to minor biological events.