Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2017


Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2017

Posted by administrator in Courses, News 08 Dec 2016

Course date: Mar – Jun 2017

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The 2017 FDRC enrollment had finished.


  • Introduction:

The course is organised for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) aiming to cultivate interest and create leaders in disaster management.


  • Key Learning Outcome of the training:
  1. Clusters concept in disaster management
  2. Disaster impact assessment, including field assessment and coordination
  3. Health surveillance at disaster scene
  4. Standards in response (e.g. minimum standards in humanitarian response, standard for foreign medical teams, etc.)
  5. Different levels of health care provision at disaster scene from basic health care to full scale field hospital
  6. Key elements in setting up field hospital, including WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), communication, clinical practice in austere environment, etc.
  7. Infectious diseases at disaster scene (e.g. Ebola) and safety of health care providers with respect to immunization and prophylaxis other than personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Target audience:

Professionals in Health Care who will be involved in planning and response to disasters.


  • Training Venue:

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Wong Chuk Hang, 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 failed to complete the course successfully.

Successful completion criteria: Minimum 80% attendance and successfully passed the final drill assessment.

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 11/03 01/04 22/04 13/05 10/06 Category
Anaesthesiologists 15 7.33 7.5 6.5 6.25 5.75 Non-Ana Passive
Community Medicine 10 6 6 6 6 6
EM (Fellow) 12 6 6 6 6 6 PP
EM (Trainee) 10 5 5 5 5 5 Cat A
Family Physicians 10 5 5 5 5 5 Cat 5.2
Pathologists 15 PP
Physicians 6
Radiologists 7 7.5 6.5 6 5.5 Cat B
Surgeons 18 6 6 6 6 6 Passive
MCHK CMEProgramme 10 5 5 5 5 5 Passive


  • Course structure:

Each Course will have a total of 5 full days (with 8 themes and one drill). 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 and drills. 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



11 March 2017 (Saturday)


Ms. YIU, Esther

Introduction to the FDRC

Surgeon : Disaster & Humanitarian Response: it is Hot or Cold?

Disaster Management Overview. Essentials in Risk Assessment

Risk assessment: primary and secondary data – the principles and utilization

Overview of medical management in disaster; Critical intervention and the myths

Case Analysis & Applications

Dr. LO, Chi-Biu

Dr. AU, Yiu-kai

Dr. OTSU, Satoko

Dr. OTSU, Satoko


Dr. HUNG, Kevin


Dr. HUNG, Kevin

1 April 2017 (Saturday)


Dr. LO, Chi-biu

A Nurse’s experience in Ebola Camp

Disease Surveillance in Emergencies

Outbreak Ix & Control

Disease Management in the Field

Ebola Outbreak Response

Dead Body handling during disasters

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation & WatSan Cases

Mr. CHIU, Cheuk Bong

Dr. REYES, Natasha

Dr. REYES, Natasha

Dr. REYES, Natasha

Dr. REYES, Natasha

Dr. Bobby Shum

Mr. CHU, Luke

22 Apr 2017 (Saturday)


Dr. HO Man Kam

A Nurse’s Experience from Nepal Earthquake

Human Resource and Cost Control

Field Equipment and Site Planning

Security Issue in Relief Operations

Vaccination & Prophylaxis for Relief Workers

Mr. CHAN, Chi Keung

Ms. LAU, Betty

Ms. LAM, Eva

Mr. YUEN, Jimmy

Dr. WONG, Chun-kwan Bonnie

13 May 2017 (Saturday)


Ms. Esther YIU

Psychological First Aid for Disaster Victims

Field Anaesthesiology and Essentials in pain management

African field experience : Working in deprived and conflict situations: readiness and preparedness

Communication in disaster scene

Use of USS in managing injuries in a disaster scene

Dr. CHEUNG, Eliza

Dr. LIU, Chiels

Dr. LIU, Chiels



Dr. MOK, Ka Leung

10 Jun 2017 (Saturday)


Dr. Kevin HUNG

EROOHK: what is it.

Psychological Aspect of people going on mission

C&S issues

Tracking of Lost Persons / Relatives in Disaster

Use of Helicopter in Disaster Response


Mr. KUNG, Andy Chi-Ming

HA Clin Psychi

Mr. LEE, Man Lok

Mr. LEUNG, Thomas

Dr. WOO, William


  • Adverse 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.