MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

PAR3MIM

2015

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-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3DDB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2014BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)
ReadingsMosby's Paramedic TextbookPrescribedSanders, MJ 20104TH EDN, ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, USA

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.

02. Demonstrate 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter O'Meara

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 40.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Forum Participation (equivalent to 500-words)20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 1,500-word risk assessment activity40 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 2,000-word critical reflective essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05