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

This topic aims 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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of medical management to major incidents / events
  2. Critique the components and interrelationships between major incident / event medical management frameworks in local, state and federal jurisdictions
  3. Describe ‘special incidents' and analyse their health impact in the medical management of major incidents / events
  4. Analyse interactions between local responders, emergency services and government agencies during major incidents / events
  5. Critically evaluate media coverage of major incidents / events with particular focus on public response to media messaging

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.