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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management (Emergency Health)

Main organization(s): Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice




The programme is aimed at the needs of paramedics, doctors employed by ambulance services in Australia, doctors with seasonal appointments in the State Disaster Plan in Australian states, doctors who are volunteers in other community-based emergency health agencies, general practitioners, nurses and other health care professionals who may be involved in emergency preparedness and disaster medicine at a community level. This course supports students both in improving their clinical practice and knowledge related to the delivery of emergency health services, and their preparation for leadership positions. Participants explore their role and the role of their employer within the context of an integrated emergency medical system, considering the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery. A learning contract will be used to assist students to identify practice and knowledge gaps and to draw on their workplace experience to promote self-directed learning opportunities aimed at improving their clinical practice.

Subject areas

Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Medicine, Major Incident Management, Disaster Recovery.

Target audience

Emergency management professionals, paramedic professionals.

Admission Requirement

Applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor of Emergency Health or equivalent. In addition, applicants must currently be employed in a clinically related capacity at a paramedic level by an ambulance service or emergency health service or related agency. Interstate applicants with an equivalent qualification or applicants without an undergraduate degree but with extensive relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must meet the University's minimum English language requirements (IELTS academic score of at least 6.5 or equivalent).



Geographical coverage



1 year.

Application procedure

Applications for graduate study at Monash University are made direct to the relevant faculty.


A series of scholarships for Australian students are available.

Tuition & cost

AUD 11740.00, for details please see university home page.

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page.


Dr. Frank Archer, Associate Professor
Postgraduate Course Administrator,
Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
Monash University
Peninsula campus, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9904 4177

Last updated

17 Oct 2007

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  • Type Continuing education
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) Australia (Frankston (off campus).)
  • Language English.

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