12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
- First semester 2018 (Online)
This unit introduces nurses to the role they play in emergency preparedness and disaster management in local and international settings. Areas of focus include the role in planning, partnerships, disaster response, and delivery of services.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Develop a plan including the essential elements of leadership and management for nursing in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery;
- Explain the concept of a safe hospital in disaster and the safe hospital index;
- Analyze strategies for investing in a disaster informed nursing workforce within local and international settings;
- Evaluate the resources available to enhance the resilience of the nursing workforce in disaster;
- Identify when community resilience is compromised and what is needed to build that resilience;
- Analyze the competing issues of core competencies, expanded scope of practice and ethical practice in the context of response for nurses;
- Conceptualise the value of using a disaster research framework for a research study of a mass casualty incident;
- Identify the special needs of vulnerable populations in disaster situations.
- Virtual presentation (20 minutes) (30%)
- Online forums (4 forums, 2 posts each after reading) (30%)
- Essay (3,000 words) (40%) (hurdle)
24 hours per week including contact time (2 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial/small group classes or team activities), site visits and/or fieldwork, and self-directed learning (reading, worksheets, assignments, database and web-based research, analysis of published articles and case studies, informal study groups and reflective activities); averaged over the 13 week semester - a total of 312 hours.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Nursing and midwifery