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 GDPDHC-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care
1a Admission into MDHC/CW-Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assignments; Test(s)
Topic description

In this topic students will focus on the specific logistical support required for deployment to a disaster setting as part of a medical assistance team.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge of the unique logistical requirements of a health response to disaster. Students will then be enabled to apply health logistics principles and technical frameworks to disaster deployment situations.

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

  1. Critique the principles and practice of health logistics
  2. Analyse the specific characteristics of health logistics in the austere / disaster environment
  3. Critically analyse the broader concepts of applying health-related logistics to an international disaster response
  4. Apply health-related logistics in austere / disaster environments

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.