12 x 6-hour independent studies per semester
10 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
5 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 Admission into GCDHC-Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care
1a Admission into GDPDHC-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care
1b Admission into MDHC/CR-Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework and Research)
1c Admission into MDHC/CW-Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework)
1d Admission into MNG/CCC-Master of Nursing by coursework (Coursework and Clinical)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Assignments; Tutorial participation.
Topic description
In this topic students will explore health management and the principles of emergency management across the disaster cycle.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is for students to explore and critically analyse issues related to health management and the principles of emergency management across the disaster cycle.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • define generic disaster and emergency management terms used for disaster planning and response

  • identify and analyse the health aspects, emergency management principles and concepts used internationally for disaster planning and response

  • analyse key issues and challenges in the preparedness and resilience of individuals, hospitals, communities and regions to disasters

  • discuss the roles and practice of health care professionals and health services across the disaster cycle

  • discuss disasters in the international context, with particular focus on organisations that influence disaster planning, response and recovery

  • critically analyse and reflect on their own role and practice as part of an interprofessional team across the disaster cycle.