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Healthcare Perspectives in Mass Casualty Management | PS513Y | Level 5 | Credits 30 | 2019/20
29/04/2020 | Available
29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020, 03/06/2020, 10/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 24/06/2020, 01/07/2020
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


This module is designed to enable operational practitioners to explore a range of topics relating to emergency preparedness, resilience and mass casualty management, encountered in the pre-hospital and secondary care settings.

The module aims to provide the practitioners with a strategic insight and understanding of the underpinning theory, current national legislation and contractual requirements in relation to emergency preparedness and mass casualty management.


Who is this module for?

Students should be registered healthcare practitioners with experience of working in an emergency or acute setting. They should also normally be working in an environment that would be required to respond in the event of a mass casualty incident and are able to gain the skills and competencies required to complete the module.



Mass Casualty Report (2000 words)

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explore existing theoretical frameworks, national legislation and contractual arrangements in the context of patient care and staff welfare in mass casualty incidents.
  2. Define and relate risk management in mass casualty incidents.
  3. Review the aetiology of a range of major and serious incidents and their associated effects on health and disease.
  4. Evaluate the management and assessment of historical mass casualty incidents.
  5. Identify areas for improvement in mass casualty incident management based upon historical events.
  6. Consider the holistic health and psycho-social related care needs of the community, rescuers and relevant others affected by a mass casualty incident.
  7. Explore how inter-professional healthcare delivery and practice has developed based on lessons learnt from previous incidents.


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Course Leader
Name: Zoe Hayman

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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