About this course
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Professor George Braitberg, AM
|Award title||Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine|
|Year & campus||2023 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The knowledge and experience of disaster and terror medicine and health management specialists is critical when it comes to managing disaster and terror events in community and healthcare settings.
The Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine will provide an evidence-based introduction to key elements of the specialty designed to equip clinicians, first responders, health service managers, relevant agency staff and policy makers with essential skills to effectively manage such events.
Studying Disaster and Terror Medicine at the University of Melbourne will develop your problem-solving skills and expertise in this specialist area, including logistics, prevention, planning, responses, recovery and policy development through a clinical and health care management framework. Disaster and Terror Medicine and is a system orientated specialty that is inclusive of unique aspects of clinical care and health management and, relevant to a diverse group of responding agencies. Health practitioners and service managers are dealing with natural and man-made disaster and terror events with increasing frequency and our communities expect our leaders to be prepared to respond quickly and decisively.
What you will learn
- How to recognise and critically assess the complex nature of disaster and terror events from a clinical and healthcare management perspective
- How to analyse existing models of preparedness at different levels of response (community, hospital, national and international) to prevent or minimise harm
- How to evaluate principles of resource utilisation, resilience and recovery management, applied to extreme conditions in a range of settings
- How to compare and contrast treatment and management regimes for a comprehensive range of natural and man-made disaster and terror events.
Who is the course for?
Our program is targeted towards clinicians, hospital administrators, staff from emergency services, government and the military. The course will equip participants with an understanding of domestic and international factors involved in the management of these events.
Who will you learn from?
The Department of Critical Care is the hub for world-leading critical care research, learning and teaching, and engagement across more than 20 University-affiliated hospitals and beyond, with close associations with the specialty Colleges, clinical trials networks and other key organisations such as Safer Care Victoria and Ambulance Victoria.
Credit obtained in these subjects can be used towards completion of the Master of Advanced Nursing, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice and the Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine .
The majority of the teaching is provided online, with students required to attend a two-day face-to-face intensive workshop for each subject (4 days in total).
Last updated: 11 November 2022