MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

PAR3MIM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the concepts of command, control, team work and leadership and their application to disasters, major incidents and sentinel events. The framework of planning, preparation, response and recovery will be used to investigate various roles and responsibilities essential to effective emergency management. Events with the potential to stretch ambulance and health resources at a community, state and national level will be examined. You will also develop an understanding of and ability to utilise risk assessment tools and strategies in a variety of routine and challenging circumstances.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3DDB

Co-requisites PAR3ACM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2016BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)
ReadingsPARAMEDIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE ANZRecommendedJOHNSON,M. BOYD,L. GRANTHAM,H. EASTWOOD,K. 2015ELSEVIER CHATSWOOD
ReadingsDISASTER HEALTH MANAGEMENT: A primer for students and practitionersRecommendedFITZGERALD, TARRANT, AITKEN, FREDRIKSEN 2017ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and develop strategies to mitigate the potential impacts of disasters and major incidents at both a personal and organisational level.

Activities:
On-line learning tasks including case studies . Simulated emergency exercise . Simulated mass casualty incident day.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Utilize effective leadership and command and control abilities in a variety of mass casualty and emergency incident scenarios.

Activities:
Case study analysis. On-line learning tasks including case studies. Simulated emergency exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Apply a wide range of communication skills to simulated major incident and complex emergency situations involving a variety of population groups.

Activities:
Scenario and role play. On-line learning tasks including case studies Group discussion exercises. Simulated emergency exercise. Simulated mass casualty incident day.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Assess risk and formulate effective Event Plans for major incidents and emergency response scenarios.

Activities:
On-line learning tasks including case studies. Group discussion. Case study exercises. Practical risk assessment activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Describe and critique emergency management frameworks and emergency response procedures at organisational, state, and federal government levels.

Activities:
On-line learning tasks including case studies Group discussion. Case study exercises. Practical risk assessment activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Eleven 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Block Mode Week: 43 - 43
Three 3.0 hours block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"CLASS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS AM AND PM. Both the morning and afternoon group for each of the three classes must run on the same day. (i.e. class one: group one Monday morning, and group two Monday afternoon)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Incident Assignment (2500 words)50 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
Risk assessment activity (1000 words)30 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
Written examination - one hour (1000 word equiv)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05