Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine

What will I study?


What will you learn?

By studying this course, you will develop essential problem-solving skills and expertise in this specialist area, including logistics, prevention, planning, responses, recovery, and policy development. You will gain an understanding of domestic and international factors involved in managing complex disaster and terror events within a clinical setting.

The Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine is delivered online, with an intensive 10-day face-to-face program giving you the opportunity to put what you've learned into practice via a series of bespoke workshops.

Led by Australian and internationally renowned experts, you'll apply your newly-acquired knowledge to a series of practical activities and simulation exercises designed to test your ability to problem-solve across a range of disaster management situations, including active shooter mass casualty simulations, and hazardous materials training.

Teaching dates for face-to-face workshops
SubjectTeaching Dates

Disaster Medicine Principles and Responses (MEDI90107)

25 March 2023 - 26 March 2023

Human Factors in Critical Care (MEDI90110)

16 June 2023

Terror Medicine Principles and Responses (MEDI90108)

17 June 2023 - 18 June 2023

Clinical Leadership During Crises (PADM90024)

12 August 2023 - 13 August 2023

Advanced Toxicology and Terror (MEDI90111)

9 September 2023

Managing Complex Disasters (MEDI90109)

2 December 2023 - 3 December 2023

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine is comprised of eight subjects (100 credit points).

For further information on the subjects offered please visit:  Course structure: Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine (GD-DTM) — The University of Melbourne Handbook (unimelb.edu.au)

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