HLTH 3009 Major Incident Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401075

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Description This subject examines the tactical and strategic issues facing a health response team in a major incident. Students will practice team responses to critical incidents and evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to response and recovery.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Paramedical Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) HLTH 3014


Students must be enrolled in 4669 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Research and formulate strategic and tactical responses to major incidents as part of a health response team
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the principles and techniques of major incident prevention, response and recovery
  3. Demonstrate leadership and decision-making in the context of a health response team

Subject Content

1. Health service and emergency service structure and roles
2. Planning for major incident response
3. The Ambulance Service Management Plan
a. Command and control
b. Communications
c. Safety
d. Recovery
4. Medical support
a. Triage
b. Transport
c. Treatment
5. Scene control and management
a. Children
b. Casualties
c. Media
d. Psychosocial support
6. Hazardous materials
7. Mass gatherings
8. Natural disasters