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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Erin Smith


This is a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine. The unit will outline general principles of recovery following major events using a sample of recent major events from Australia, Oceania and/or Asia. The unit will explore the ongoing community health support that may be required, the psychosocial issues of recovery, and the restoration of health infrastructure following major events.


By the completion of this unit the student will be able to:

  1. Describe disaster recovery planning and the medical public health psychological and behavioural issues which may need to be managed.
  2. Describe attitudes and skills to continue to develop and further enhance their personal and professional development as emergency care providers.
  3. Critically review the strategies to care for self as an emergency care provider.
  4. Explore the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to practice as an emergency care provider within an appropriate ethical and professional construct.


3 Part Assignemnt (2,500 words)(45%)
Assignment (2,500 - 3,000 words)(55%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Erin Smith

Contact hours

On-campus students:
3 day full-time block, supported by online tutorials using MUSO.

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).