This master provides a clear picture of current concepts and developments in the strategic and tactical management of the medical aspects of disasters.
It provides you with a number of skills which are important in the pursuance of disaster management:
working in multidisciplinary teams
the use of information technology
You also learn to to teach and train disaster medical management at health professions schools and perform research in order to contribute to the further development of disaster medicine as an academic discipline. This master gives you the possibility to be included in a worldwide network of disaster medical professionals.
The master consists of different parts that you must complete successfully:
A structured, self-directed study under faculty guidance on competence-based didactic activities, integrated in an e-learning curriculum and provided on the EMDM website. The educational materials are reinforced by discussion forums and complemented by electronic simulation exercises
A two-week residential session, during which you meet the faculty and interact in debates and exercises, assessing your ability to apply an integrated knowledge base, meant for solving problems in disaster situations
A thesis related to a topic of disaster medicine or disaster medical management, under the supervision of a local tutor and a faculty member
A final online examination provided on the Internet, composed of an electronic simulation exercise and a multiple choice questionnaire
The Master will be based on:
self-directed study under faculty guidance based on didactic activities integrated in an e-learning curriculum, provided on the Internet (http://www.dismedmaster.com
This will allow the student:
-to learn the core content of the program and to decide what to study in a greater detail at different levels
-to interact with the Faculty and facilitators for a better understanding of difficult points
-to collaborate with other students to learn how to deal with team-work
a residential session during which the students meet the faculty and peers to interact in debates, practical exercises and simulation exercises, meant for solving problems in disaster situations and assessing the student’s ability to apply an integrated knowledge base. The course, held in a location fixed by the Executive Committee, is scheduled for the next edition from May 24th to June 6th, 2014;
a final on line examination provided on the Internet composed of an electronic simulation exercise of a disaster presenting medico-organisational and medical care problems and a multiple choice questionnaire on the content of the electronic textbook.
the writing of a dissertation or a research paper on a topic approved by the Executive Committee and under the supervision of two tutors. One tutor is proposed by the student and belongs to the student’s former or present academic or institutional environment; the second tutor is a faculty member of the EMDM.
The course will be of interest to all those involved in the medical planning and response in disaster situations at local, national and international level. The minimum admission requirements are a degree in medicine equivalent to at least 360 ECTS, or a different health degree equivalent to a total at least 300 ECTS.