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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s full-time
3 year/s part-time
1.5 year/s full-time
3 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1
Onshore - No
Offshore - Semester 1

Locations

Online
Online

Credit points required

120

Course code

SHEPR1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Master in Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (HEPR) provides health professionals with the unique opportunity to explore and develop knowledge of the health aspects of preparedness and response to health emergencies including natural disasters, human made disasters and communicable diseases. This course provides a unique focus on the health response element of emergency management including the fundamentals of health preparedness, health coordination and health response from an operational and clinical perspective across the three health emergency pillars.

The course is developed and delivered by experts from the health emergency workforce within Australia in partnership with Charles Darwin University and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) - the home of Australia's health emergency response capability. This course draws on the experience and knowledge developed over many years at the NCCTRC and provides the required advanced level of knowledge for health professionals to lead within their organisation in the field of preparing and responding to the next health emergency event locally, nationally, and internationally. The course is delivered online with one residential week in each of two core units - HEPR - Human made Disasters unit and HEPR - Communicable Diseases unit.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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Why study health at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance

What will I study?

This 120 credit point course consists of core units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills, evidence-based practice, cultural safety and research appraisal. Units in this program are also offered in other courses across the College. This maximizes opportunities and enables students to diversify between courses if they so wish.

Course structure




A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core
(8 units)

100cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 100 credit points selected from the units listed below:

HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (offered from 2023)
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)

Specialist
Electives

(2 units)

20cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from the units listed below:

HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics
HEA584 Human System Extremes
PHM592 Global Health
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM567 Public Health

 

120cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Full-Time Study Plan

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 each year and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students enrolling in a reduced or part time load should use the table as a guide for planning and individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective SER = Specialist Elective Research R = Research Core

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response CO HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters CO
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters CO DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
       
Year 2
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (offered from 2023) CO    
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context  CO    
Specialist Elective 1 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    

Part-Time Study Plan

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 each year and enrolling in a part-time study load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective SER = Specialist Elective Research R = Research Core

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response CO HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters CO
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters CO DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Year 2
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (offered from 2023) CO DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context  CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 3
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp) CO
       

 

 


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree, or equivalent international qualification in a suitable area of study, ie. health, medicine, nursing or paramedicine, logistic or health emergency.

Australia Citizens and Permanent Residents must demonstrate current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

Course details

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management, Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Online (FF)
1CM625
873232
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Online

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