Simulating Dirty Bomb Aftermath for Disaster Preparedness

  • Online Module
  • Website

Teaching Strategy Description:

This is an online simulation activity that requires students to put the skills they have learned in class to use in a simulated scenario: the aftermath of a dirty bomb detonation. The simulation looks at decontamination, mass fatalities operational sites, and the community assistance centre role.

Teaching Context:

  • Lecture on disaster preparedness in third year
  • Group activity requiring a computer/laptop


University of Minnesota: School of Public Health (2015) Public Health and Emergency Training. Retrieved from

University of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (2015). DirtyBomb/radiological contamination interactive training.  Retrieved from


Submitted by:  Diane Dowling, Julie Dyke, Heather Jessup-Falcioni, Denise Kall, Joan Martin Saarinen, Kim Sheppard, Laralea Stalkie, and Kay Vallee, Laurentian University.

Indicator(s): 1.2, 1.3, 1.4