About this course
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
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Professor George Braitberg, AM
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine, graduates should be able to:
- Recognise and apply disaster and terror medicine and health management principles, considering the various health systems and challenges in managing disaster incidents and countering terrorism
- Analyse the factors that underpin level of organisational response and the principles that are applied to prevent, manage, contain and diffuse the impact of complex disasters in clinical settings
- Devise methods to address the complex physical and psychological factors involved in after care and recovery post event
- Develop creative and flexible problem‐solving and leadership skills to lead cross-functional teams in times of crisis, in a range of environmental, geographic and often dangerous settings
- Apply clinical and health service design and implementation processes for prevention, planning, responding and managing complex disaster and terror events
- Demonstrate clinical or health service leadership skills applicable to disaster situations
- Devise methods to manage toxicological emergencies
- Evaluate the ethical and public affairs impact of complex disasters.
- The capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation
- Critical thinking and analytical skills
- An openness to new ideas
- The ability to communicate scientific knowledge and complex concepts orally or in writing.
- Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist disciplines
- Have skills in examining issues with multiple disciplinary perspectives
- Apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts and are effective oral and written communicators.
- Have engaged with contemporary local, national and global issues and developed an appreciation of the Asian region
- Aware of the social and cultural diversity in communities and can work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
- Have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.
Leaders in communities
- Support a commitment to civic service in graduates' lives and careers, equipping them to be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society
- Have the potential to be leaders in their professions and communities, with the capacity to work effectively across disciplines and cultures
- Through advocacy and innovation, they are able to lead change for a sustainable future.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Be motivated, self-directed and well-organised, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities
- Self-aware and reflective, with skills in self-assessment, and place great importance on their personal and professional integrity.
Last updated: 10 November 2023