Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine

Course overview

  • 1 year full time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January


Equip yourself with evidence-based best practice to confidently respond to disaster and terror events — online with in-person intensives.

The Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine is designed to equip clinicians, first responders, health service managers, relevant agency staff and policy makers with an overview of the principles of disaster management, the skills required to prepare their health service to respond and recover from disasters and terror events, leadership skills for crisis situations and more advanced management of complex disasters such as chemical or biological events.

Studying Disaster and Terror Medicine at the University of Melbourne will develop your problem-solving skills and expertise in this specialist area, including logistics, prevention, planning, responses, recovery and policy development through a clinical and health care management framework. Disaster and Terror Medicine is a system orientated specialty that is inclusive of unique aspects of clinical care and health management and, relevant to a diverse group of responding agencies. Health practitioners and service managers are dealing with natural and man-made disaster and terror events with increasing frequency and our communities expect our leaders to be prepared to respond quickly, decisively and effectively.

Please note this course has been approved for CPD hours by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM CPD hours) and the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM CPD Accreditation Category 1B: Active or Interactive Self Learning). The course can also be claimed towards CPD for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.