12 x 7-hour independent studies per semester
10 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
12 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 2 of DISH8001, DISH8002
2 Admission into GDPDHC-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care
2a Admission into MDHC/CW-Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework)
Must Satisfy: (1 and (2 or 2a))
Assignment(s); Examination(s)
Topic description

This topic enables students to achieve advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes for surgical and anaesthetic practice in disaster deployment situations.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to achieve advanced knowledge of surgical and anaesthetic practice in disaster deployment situations and to apply this knowledge in a range of practical and academic contexts.

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

  1. Critically analyse the epidemiological, legal and ethical issues that pertain to a disaster response
  2. Identify and discuss non-surgical clinical considerations in the management of mass casualties
  3. Critically analyse surgical and anaesthetic techniques
  4. Critically analyse anaesthetic techniques and risks in an austere/disaster environment
  5. Apply resource management principles to the surgical management of mass casualties