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

This topic aims 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 completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Define generic disaster and emergency management terms used for disaster planning and response
  2. Identify and analyse the health aspects, emergency management principles and concepts used internationally for disaster planning and response
  3. Analyse key issues and challenges in the preparedness and resilience of individuals, hospitals, communities and regions to disasters
  4. Discuss the roles and practice of health care professionals and health services across the disaster cycle
  5. Discuss disasters in the international context, with particular focus on organisations that influence disaster planning, response and recovery
  6. Critically analyse and reflect on their own role and practice as part of an interprofessional team across the disaster cycle

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.