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As both natural disasters and terror events become more frequent around the world, it's vital health practitioners, service managers and leaders are prepared to respond quickly and decisively.
This Melbourne MicroCert explores the essential principles of disaster management, with a focus on prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
It's ideal for health professionals and those in government or management roles seeking the skills to effectively evaluate disaster management plans and more rigorously prepare for disaster events.
Explore key principles and terminology of disaster management
Gain a detailed understanding of the principles of disaster management, as well as key terminology, and different types of disasters and the hazards associated with them.
Understand disaster command and control
Explore the concepts of disaster command and control, and the structures and systems underpinning a disaster response. Understand how risk rating is applied to disaster scenarios.
Evaluate organisational emergency management plans
Discover the elements of an organisational emergency management plan, and analyse the factors that help prevent, manage, contain and diffuse the impact of disasters.
Consider the impact of disasters on communities and workers
Examine the impact disasters have on vulnerable communities and consider the role of healthcare worker resilience.
Analyse a real-life disaster response scenario
Put your knowledge into practice by analysing response and recovery in a real case study. Examine materials like Coroner's reports, government inquiries, peer-reviewed literature and media reports to develop your analysis and provide recommendations to strengthen a future response.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Professor George Braitberg AM
Executive Director Strategy, Quality & Improvement, Melbourne Health; Deputy Director and Head of Emergency Medicine Program, Department of Critical Care
George is a professor of emergency medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, as well as a medical advisor to Ambulance Victoria, and a member of the Victorian Clinical Council. His research interests include toxicology, pre-hospital care, and health system redesign.
Associate Professor Jonathan Knott
Clinical sub-Dean for Emergency Medicine; Director of Emergency Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Jonathan is on Academic and Clinical committees at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the University of Melbourne, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Victorian Department of Health. He has over 65 peer-reviewed publications. He is also Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.
To take Disaster Management Essentials as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$990.00 AUD (inc GST)
Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.
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