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

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.