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MDM4030

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This is a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Management. The unit introduces contemporary models and principles of emergency management and the management of multiple casualties, including incidents involving hazardous materials, in the response and early recovery phases of major events or disasters. These principles will be applied in a case-based approach to a sample of recent major events, in Australia, Oceania and/or Asia. The unit uses table-top exercises to demonstrate personal attributes and emergency management leadership and apply the principles of disaster response. An overview of issues in international responses will be included. Students will apply the principles in this Unit to their respective professional practice.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the contemporary models and principles of responses to major incidents from both the emergency and health care sectors and how these sectors collaborate to manage major events.
  2. Describe the process of effective emergency management in the response and early recovery phases of major events or disasters.
  3. Outline the spectrum of medical, public health, psychological and behavioural problems which may be encountered during common major events, in Australia, Oceania and Asia, specifically in the student's local or professional environments
  4. Demonstrate personal attributes and emergency management leadership by participating in the table-top (emergotrain) disaster response exercise.

Assessment

3 Part Assignment (3,000 words) - 45% Assignment (3,000 words) - 55%

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Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Students are required to spend 12 hours per week on this unit working through self-directed learning materials, participating in tutorials through MUSO and in preparation of unit assessment tasks (156 hours total). Off-campus students must complete the one day on-campus attendance hurdle requirement to participate in the table-top (emergotrain) exercise.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students must complete the one day attendance hurdle requirement to participate in the table-top (emergotrain) exercise.