12 x 4-hour independent studies per semester
10 x 6-hour on-line exercises 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)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Assignments; Oral and Tests
Topic description
In this topic students will focus on contemporary concepts of health management response to major incidents and events. Students will be enabled to apply their knowledge and skills to a range of national and international contexts.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to enable students to consolidate and extend their knowledge and skills relating to the health management of major incidents and events.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • apply the principles of medical management to major incidents / events

  • critique the components and interrelationships between major incident / event medical management frameworks in local, state and federal jurisdictions

  • describe ‘special incidents' and analyse their health impact in the medical management of major incidents / events

  • analyse interactions between local responders, emergency services and government agencies during major incidents / events

  • critically evaluate media coverage of major incidents / events with particular focus on public response to media messaging.