This Module focuses on the extended principles of deployment into a Disaster area.
Coming in 2013!
|Course Date(s):||July to November 2013|
|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 5 800.- Read our payment info|
|Certification Received:||University of Cape Town|
Brief Course Overview
Medical personnel are often called upon to responsd across provincial and/or international borders to offer emergency assistance. The recent earthquakes, tsunamies and other complex humanitarian emergencies are cases in point. Medical staff deployed to such incidents are faced with providing care in an often difficult or hostile environment. This module will start to address some of the issues and skill that such a response may require. Topics to be covered include, amongst others:
- Introduction to INSARAG
- Medical Practice in an Urban Search & Rescue environment
- Introduction to basic field veterinary medicine
- Introduction to basic field dentistry
- Selected primary health considerations
Who should attend this course?
The course is intended for anyone wanting to join a team in a Disaster Area, those involved in Disaster Planning and Preparedness at any Level and for those wanting to pursue the MPhil (EM). The Semester Course in Disaster Medicine or the EMDM is a prerequisite for registration on this course!
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 (10 credits) accredited towards the MPhil (EM).
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