MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

PAR3MIM

2020

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/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE3DDB

Co-requisitesPAR3ACM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAmbulance Victoria - current edition

YearN/A

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PublisherBLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)

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PARAMEDIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE ANZ

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJOHNSON,M. BOYD,L. GRANTHAM,H. EASTWOOD,K.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER CHATSWOOD

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DISASTER HEALTH MANAGEMENT: A primer for students and practitioners

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFITZGERALD, TARRANT, AITKEN, FREDRIKSEN

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsProfessional engagement only - 6 hours role play simulation

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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.
02. Utilise effective leadership and command and control abilities in a variety of mass casualty and emergency incident scenarios.
03. Apply a wide range of communication skills to simulated major incident and complex emergency situations involving a variety of population groups.
04. Assess risk and formulate effective Event Plans for major incidents and emergency response scenarios.
05. Describe and critique emergency management frameworks and emergency response procedures at organisational, state, and federal government levels.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 43 - 43
Three 3.00 h 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)."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Eleven 2.00 h unscheduled 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Major Incident Assignment (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Risk assessment activity (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written examination - one hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5