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Management in Disease Emergencies (VETS90085)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeVETS90085
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Managing an emergency response and the various components of such a response will require the ability to plan and manage effectively. This subject will impart to students the knowledge required to plan and execute response components using a project management template.

A series of lectures and tutorials will cover leadership skills, delegation and teamwork, and will give details of how to plan, execute, monitor and evaluate a project.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have gained:

  • a working knowledge of project planning and management
  • an understanding of some leadership styles and the role of teamwork and delegation

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:

  • Planning skills
  • Basic ability to manage projects and people

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

Students should have background knowledge in:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
VETS90083 Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests
Winter Term

And further background knowledge in:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
VETS90084 Communication in Disease Emergencies 12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Students will be assessed for participation in weekly forum discussions, an individual assignment in approximately Week 4, a group assignment in approximately Week 8 and a final written exam in approximately Week 9 or 10. Students will be required to arrange an appropriate venue (e.g. a nearby university) to sit this assessment under supervised examination conditions.

The assessment components of this subject are:

  • Participation in online forum discussions (25%)
  • Individual assignment (500 words) (10%)
  • Group assignment (500 words per student) (10%)
  • 2-hour final written exam (55%)

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Prior to 2017 this subject was VETS50005 Management in Disease Emergencies.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Students will use a reading list of scientific articles from current literature, which will be provided on-line.

  • Subject notes

    Reliable internet access with at least a medium speed connection and a personal computer are essential for undertaking this online program. The content is accessed through your web browser. Microsoft Office™ and Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent software packages are necessary for assessment tasks, assignments and some class exercises.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

Last updated: 7 August 2019