Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine

The experience



The Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine is taught by Australian and international world-leading experts in their field. You'll leverage the latest practical, evidence-based tools and knowledge, empowering you with new skills you can apply to your workplace.

Intensive practical components

Led by specialists in their field, the Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine features an intensive 8-day face-to-face program. You'll have the opportunity to put theory into practice via a series of simulation activities testing your ability to respond to crisis situations covering a range of scenarios, including mass casualty active shooter simulations, and hazardous materials training.

Online learning

As a learner undertaking study with an institution committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course, you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest level of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

This course is developed by the Department of Critical Care – the hub for world-leading critical care research, learning, and teaching and engagement across the 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.

You will learn from:

  • Professor George Braitberg AM, Emergency physician, clinical toxicologist and Director of Emergency Medicine Research, Austin Health; Deputy co-director, Department of Critical Care, the University of Melbourne.
  • Dr Amanda Rojek, Clinical Senior Fellow, Department of Critical Care, the University of Melbourne; Senior Research Fellow, Epidemic Diseases Research group, University of Oxford.
  • Associate Professor Peter Archer, Paediatric emergency physician, Royal Children’s Hospital; retrieval physician, Adult Retrieval Victoria; Field Emergency Medical Officer, Victoria; member of the AUSMAT clinical lead cohort; WHO Emergency medical team mentor; Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care, the University of Melbourne.
  • Associate Professor John Moloney, Deputy Head of Trauma Anaesthesia, Alfred Health; Medical Advisor and Retrieval Consultant, Ambulance Victoria; Acting Manager, Field Emergency Medical Officer Program.
  • Dr Kate Brady, Research Fellow - Child & Community Wellbeing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; National Recovery Adviser, Australian Red Cross Emergency Services.
  • Dr Martin Dutch, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Critical Care; Emergency Physician, the Royal Melbourne Hospital; Medical Donation Specialist, DonateLife (Victoria); volunteer with the Australian Medical Assistance Team; State Medical Officer, St John Ambulance Victoria.
  • Professor Pinchas Halpern, Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel.
  • Professor Boaz Ganor, Founder & Executive Director, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel.
  • Professor Jill Klein, Professor of Marketing, Melbourne Business School; Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Medical School, the University of Melbourne.
  • Marion Orchison, an accomplished humanitarian specialist with 15 years experience working in the sector; Senior Lecturer in the Department of Critical Care
  • Associate Professor Derrick Tin, Senior Fellow Disaster Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Co-Chair Counter Terrorism Medicine Special Interest Group Co-Chair Counter Terrorism Medicine Special Interest Group World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM); Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care
  • Associate Professor Erin Smith, CEO of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific, Erin is a long-time advocate for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of first responders and those impacted by trauma
  • Justin Dunlop, Director of Emergency Management, Ambulance Victoria
  • Associate Professor Jonathan Knott, Emergency physician and Director of Emergency Research at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Clinical Sub-Dean for Emergency Medicine at the University of Melbourne, member of the Department of Critical Care Executive Committee.
  • Professor Anselm Wong, Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist Austin Health, Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Austin Toxicology
  • Professor Jill Klein, Professorial Fellow in Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School; Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School