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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology Online Masters Program Final Project. Lincoln, Nebraska.


Copyright 2020 Sylvia Kenmuir


My Master’s Project was to develop a preparation course for the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Public Health Entomology (PHE) Certificate. This is a new program for ESA. Unlike the Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) or Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) programs which are certifications, the PHE is a standalone certificate in the area of public health. This certificate seeks to identify people who want to further demonstrate public health as an area of expertise. This course will be available to any qualified and approved person seeking to offer preparation course to assist people in preparing for the exam. Currently there is not a complete study preparation course for the exam. ESA’s suggested Study materials consist of using the ACE- IPM for the Urban Professional, The Medical Entomology for Students by Mike Service and Mallis Handbook for Pest Management by GIE media. This project will address the five knowledge areas outlined by ESA. I have created a 10-deck ppt training module set that has trainer notes and practice learning exams (knowledge checks) for the students for each module. Three of the decks will be major revamps from the current ESA ACE preparation decks created for that certification by other approved trainers. Seven new decks will be created that will focus on the key pests and new areas of study for this certificate.

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