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The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care and/or the Master of Disaster Health Care programs and credit will normally be given for related topics completed in the graduate certificate.
If the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care have been satisfied, it is available as an exit award from the Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care or the Master of Disaster Health Care.
The program was developed in collaboration with the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) and is offered in external mode through Flinders University.
Applicants must hold an approved bachelor-level degree or equivalent qualification (AQF level 7) in a health profession from an approved tertiary institution and have not less than two years’ professional experience in the health care sector following completion of the degree or equivalent qualification.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Credit may be granted for comparable prior studies.
The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care is designed to provide students who are working in health care, whatever their professional background, with the opportunity to acquire a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in disaster health care and to apply these in a range of disaster response situations.
The course builds on students’ current workplace and/or disaster response experience and enables them to proceed, if they wish, to further graduate-level coursework.
Graduates of the course are expected to be able to:
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
18 units comprising:
DISH8001 Introduction to Disaster Health (4.5 units)
DISH8002 Clinical Decision Making in Disaster Health Care (4.5 units)
DISH8003 Health Management of Major Incidents (4.5 units)
DISH8004 International Disaster Practice (4.5 units)
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or in 9 units or more, or failure to complete the course within two consecutive years, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
Every effort has been made to ensure the information published on the Course Rule pages is accurate at the time of publication. Flinders University reserves the right to amend its curriculum without prior notice, and will update the Course Rules to reflect any amendments at the earliest opportunity.
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