Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
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
Prerequisites
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))
Assessment
Assignments
Topic description

In this topic students will explore advanced theoretical concepts regarding deployment such as the humanitarian space, disaster response and the role of multidisciplinary medical assistance teams such as AusMAT when deployed. They will apply their knowledge and skills to a range of academic and deployment contexts.

Educational aims

This topic aims for students to develop advanced theoretical knowledge on deployment, exploring issues such as the humanitarian space, disaster response and the role of multidisciplinary medical assistance teams such as AusMAT. Students will also be required to apply their knowledge and skills to a range of academic and deployment contexts.

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

  1. Identify the emergency management principles used internationally for disaster planning and response
  2. Demonstrate the safety and security aspects of disaster management and survival in austere environments
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and insight into the complexities impacting on health in the disaster setting
  4. Critically analyse the economic, legal, social and cultural issues in a disaster response setting
  5. Apply the principles of on-scene and hospital management in a disaster response and understand the roles of local and international disaster response teams
  6. Critically analyse the role of the Medical Assistance Teams such as AusMAT (AusMAT) in response to disasters

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.

FULL

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.