MDM4030 - Major incident management
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: A/Prof Frank Archer
This is a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine. The unit introduces the principles of emergency management and the management of multiple casualties, including incidents involving hazardous materials. 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 will use the Bradt model as a framework and include the use of table-top exercises to demonstrate and apply the principles of Major Incident Management. An overview of issues in international responses will be involved.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Pre-block reading task (1,000 words) (10%), 2 x worksheets during block (500 words each) (10%), table-top exercise (10%), 2 x assignments (2,000 words each) (70%).
5 day full-time block, comprising tutorials, case-based discussion, interactive learning in small groups and WebCT-based support.