Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students 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. Students will also develop an understanding of and ability to utilise risk assessment tools and strategies in a variety of routine and challenging circumstances.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR5CCM, PAR3GSN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 32 - 43
One 1.5 hours problem based learning per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"During semester weeks 32 to 42: on-line learning modules/cases and contribution to group discussion 1.5 hours per week."

WorkShop Week: 43 - 43
One 3.0 days workshop per study period from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In week 43, students will participate in an on-campus block mode week, that includes one x 3-hour workshop."


Assessment elementComments%
Contribution to on-line discussion (300-word equivalent)20
One 1,700-word evaluative essay40
One risk assessment activity (1,500-word equivalent)40