12 x 6-hour independent studies per semester
12 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
12 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)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Assignments; Tests;Tutorial Participation and Presentation.
Topic description

In this topic students will explore clinical decision making in disaster health care environments and implications for future practice. They will focus on the clinical needs across the disaster cycle and response team welfare.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and implement strategies to manage disaster situations and apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of circumstances, including unexpected clinical challenges.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and process of needs assessment to plan and implement a disaster management plan
  2. Compare the issues associated with provision of everyday clinical care with that provided in a disaster setting
  3. Discuss the clinical, social and psychological aspects of response team welfare and care while responding to a disaster
  4. Critically analyse issues associated with managing acute clinical presentations with limited resources
  5. Critically analyse the management of physical and psychosocial comorbidities within the disaster setting
  6. Plan and implement health strategies for managing disaster situations