Disaster health care

The disaster health care program at Flinders University is the first program in the region to provide health care professionals an operational focus to disaster response at a tertiary level. The program is the result of a partnership between two organisations; the Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).

The disaster health care program is open to students from a range of allied health backgrounds including nursing, medicine and paramedics.

As a student enrolled in the program you are encouraged to review current work practices to better prepare yourself and your organisation for disaster response, you will work together to establish multidisciplinary collaboration in the field of disaster preparedness and response and disseminate your knowledge across your organisation. Additionally, you will have expanded knowledge, preparedness, and response capability for local, national and international disaster events.

Students can choose either a coursework or research pathway in a nested program with exit points at graduate certificate and graduate diploma levels


Study options

AwardAvailable toStudy plan
Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health Care For domestic and international students with two or more years of professional experience in the health care sector following completion of bachelor-level degree.  
Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care  
Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework)  
Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework and Research)