Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2019


Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2019

Posted by administrator in Courses, News 07 Dec 2018

Course date: Mar – Jun 2019

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Organised by:        Organised for:  

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The 2019 FDRC enrollment start accepting registration.


  • Introduction:

The course is organized by DiMSc of HKCEM for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) aiming to cultivate interest and knowledge in disaster management.


  • Key Learning Objectives:
  1. Overview and framework of disaster response
  2. Issues overseas emergency medical teams (EMT) need to address
  3. World Health Organization’s (WHO) specification on EMT
  4. Patterns of medical issues in different types of disasters
  5. Health surveillance in disaster
  6. Key elements in setting up field hospital, including WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  7. Filed coordination in health operation
  8. Basic scene security
  9. Possible risks to EMT members at the scene
  10. Psychosocial issue in disaster
  11. Experience sharing


  • Target audience:

Professionals in Health Care who interest and wish to learn the response in disasters.


  • Training Venue:

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.


In order to safeguard commitment to complete the course, each selected applicant is required to submit a cheque of the sum HK$3,000- made payable to Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine for enrollment. The cheque will be returned to students upon successful completion of the course.  Cheque payment will be activated for students who fails to complete the course successfully.

Successful completion criteria: Minimum 75% attendance and passed the tests in the course.

Individual students please attend to organisations’ requirement for eligibility to receive reimbursement.  Some organisations may require prior approval before application.


  • CME/CPD Points Awarded 
Max 16/03 13/04 25/05 22/06 Category
Anaesthesiologists 15 7.5 7 6.5 6.5 non-ana passive
Community Medicine 10 6 6 6 6 PP
EM (Fellow) 12 6 6 6 6 PP
EM (Trainee) 10 5 5 5 5 Cat A
Family Physicians 10 5 5 5 5 Cat 5.2
Orthopaedic Surgeons 8 Cat C
Otorhinolaryngologists 10 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 Cat 2.2
Paediatricians 18 6 6 6 6 Cat A
Pathologists 2 6 4 3 PP
Physicians 6
Psychiatrists 18 6 6 6 6 PP/OP
Radiologists 7 7 6 6 Cat B
Surgeons 18 6 6 6 6 Passive
MCHK CMEProgramme 10 5 5 5 5 Passive
CNE 7 7 6 6



  • Course structure:

Each Course will have a total of 4 full days. The delivery model will be target at set objectives with core skills and competency checklist. They will be delivered via lectures; discussions, demonstrations, experience sharing. Self-reading is expected during the designated study period with a minimum commitment of 3 hours reading per week.

The facilitators and trainers are from the region and cross sector including Medical doctors, humanitarian aid workers, specialist and administrator from the government sector.

The course would be delivered in English.


  • Overview of training schedule 



0845 -17:30



16 March 2019 (Saturday)


Dr. HO, Man Kam

Overview of the day

Experience Sharing – Disaster & Humanitarian Response: is it Hot or Cold?

Field Equipment and Site Planning in Disaster Relief

Public Health Emergency in Disaster and Disaster Risk Management


Water, Hygiene and Sanitation and Watsan Case Studies

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. AU, Yiu-kai

Ms. LAM, Eva

Mr. CHIU, Cheuk-Pong

Mr. CHU, King Hei

13 April 2019 (Saturday)


Dr. HUNG, Kei Ching Kevin

Overview of the day

Disease Control and Management during Disasters, Taking Measles and Cholera as examples

Practical Issues of Delivering Vaccinations in the Field

Health Hazards to Responders in the Disaster Field

Experience of a Nurse’s Mission to Nepal Earthquake and Rohinga Camp in Bangladash

ER Doctor’s Field Experience in Yemen and Iraq

Disaster Relief Work – A Humanity Awardee’s Story

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. REYES,Natasha


Dr. REYES,Natasha

Dr. REYES,Natasha

Mr. CHAN, Wilbur


Dr. LEUNG Hei Jim

Dr. KWONG Wing Yan

25 May 2019 (Saturday)


Dr. HO Man Kam

Overview of the day

Vaccination & Prophylaxis for Relief Workers

Vaccination & Prophylaxis for Relief Workers (Cont.)

A HK MSF Missioner’s Experience – Story from an Orthopaedic Surgeion

Security Issues in Relief Operations

Explosion and Gunshot – Learn from a Bomb Disposal Expert

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. WONG, Bonnie

Dr. WONG, Bonnie

Dr. YIU Hon Wah

Mr. YUEN, Jimmy

Mr. YUEN, Jimmy

22 June 2019 (Saturday)


Dr. LO Chi Biu

Overview of the day

Basic Aspects of Disaster Management Cycle-Moving Around the intervention

Tackling Ebola Outbreak in West Africa


Emergency Response Operations Outside Hong Kong (EROOHK) – What is it?


Experience of a Doctor in the HA EROOHK Team


Hierarchy of Disaster Relief in the World – is this the beginning of an Evolution?

Dr. HO, Man-Kam


Mr. CHIU Cheuk Pong

Mr. KUNG Chak Man

Dr. TONG, Hon-Kuan

Dr. LO, Chi-Biu


  • Weather Policy

When Typhoon Signal No. 3 or below/Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning is in force – course held as scheduled.

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above/Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted at 6:00 am – course will be postponed and detail would be informed through email.

At 6:00 am, if announced that Typhoon Signal No. 8 / Black Rainstorm Warning will be hoisted before noon on day of class – course will be postponed and detail would be informed through email.

When Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted during classes – dismiss immediately. Follow-up wound be informed through email.

When Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted during classes/examinations – course held as scheduled.


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