Modules 6 focuses on the extended principles of applications disaster preparedness, response and mitigation.
|Course Date(s):||July to November 2012|
|Course Duration:||Semester Course via distance learning and contact sessions|
|Clinical Director(s):||Wayne Smith|
|Logistics Coordinator:||Bianca Allison | email@example.com | 021 406 6407|
|Course Price in ZAR:||R 2 600.- Read our payment info (excl week long contact session)|
|Certification Received:||University of Cape Town|
Brief Course Overview
The management of the medical effects of major incidents and disasters is one of the most difficult tasks to be performed by medical practitioners. The incidents of such events are increasing worldwide and medical staff is often at the forefront of dealing with the effects. This course will provide an approach to dealing with such incidents in terms of both incident management and medical management. The starting point of this module is the week-long introductory course to disaster medicine and expands in the following weeks with required reading and coursework in the following areas:
- Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment
- Medical Practice in Disasters and Major Incidents
- Special Disaster Situations (CBRN, Earthquakes, Terrorism, Mass Gatherings, Train Accidents)
- Psychological Aspects of Disasters and Disaster Planning
- Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
- Disaster Ethics
Who should attend this course?
The course is intended for anyone responsible for an Emergency Centre, involved in Disaster Planning and Preparedness at any Level and for those wanting to pursue the MPhil (EM).
Please note that this course is one of the modules in the partial fulfilment of the MPhil in Emergency Medicine, offered by the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town. One can enroll just for this course, or take it further and have the full module (15 credits) accredited towards the MPhil (EM). Please note that this module is a prerequisite for the DisMeRT module!
Clinical Director Profile
Dr Wayne Smith
Qualifications: BSc, MBChB, EMDM, FCEM(SA)
Completed: 1994, 1990, 2009
Current Position: Head of Disaster Medicine – Division of Emergency Medicine (UCT/ US)
Experience: 16 years of emergency medicine inclusive of the management of numerous major incidents. Coordinated the medical planning and implementation for FIFA 2010 in the Western Cape.
Interest: Wildlife Photography