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In essence, an Emergency Animal Disease response has many similarities to that of a military campaign, and formal structures have been developed to manage responses. These structures are based on the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) and are described in detail in the Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN).
This subject will, through a series of lectures, detail the composition of the various levels of control centres and outline their structure and functions and the roles and responsibilities of those staffing the centres.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have gained:
- A working knowledge of AIIMS and its application to an emergency animal disease (EAD) response through AUSVETPLAN
- An understanding of the structures and functions of control centres at various levels and their interactions
- Some knowledge of AUSVETPLAN roles and responsibilities
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
- Ability to respond to EADs in a structured manner
- Ability to relate an EAD response to a chain of command
Last updated: 2 December 2019