Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2018


Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2018

Posted by administrator in Courses, News 06 Dec 2017

Course date: Mar – Jun 2018

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The 2018 FDRC enrollment start accepting registration.


  • Introduction:

The course is organized 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. Framework of disaster response
  2. what issues overseas emergency medical teams (EMT) need to address
  3. World Health Organization’s (WHO) specification on EMT
  4. What exactly can medical personnel offer in disasters
  5. Patterns of medical issues in different types of disasters
  6. Possible risks to EMT members at the scene
  7. Key elements in setting up field hospital, including WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  8. Scene security
  9. Communication at the scene


  • Target audience:

Professionals in Health Care who will be involved in 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 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 (TBC)
Max 10/03 14/04 19/05 09/06 Category
Anaesthesiologists 15 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 Non Ana Passive
Community Medicine 10 6 6 6 6
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
Pathologists 3 3 3 3 PP
Physicians 6
Psychiatrists 18 6 6 6 6 PP/OP
Radiologists 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 Cat B
Surgeons 18 6 6 6 6 Passive
MCHK CMEProgramme 10 5 5 5 5 Passive
CNE 6 6 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



10 March 2018 (Saturday)


Dr. HO, Man Kam


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

Field Equipment and Site Planning in Disaster Relief

The Role of a Nurse in the Ebola Camp


Environmental Challenges to Personnel in Disaster Relief

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. AU, Yiu-kai

Ms. LAM, Eva

Mr. CHIU, Cheuk-Pong

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

14 April 2018 (Saturday)


Dr. HO, Man Kam


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

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation and Watsan Case Studies

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. REYES,Natasha


Dr. REYES,Natasha

Dr. REYES,Natasha

Mr. CHAN, Wilbur


Mr. CHU, Luke

19 May 2018 (Saturday)


Dr. HO Man Kam


Vaccination & Prophylaxis for Relief Workers

Vaccination & Prophylaxis for Relief Workers (Cont.)

Security Issues in Relief Operations

Disaster Relief Work – A Humanity Awardee’s Story


Explosion and Gunshot – Learn from a Bomb Disposal Expert

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. WONG, Bonnie

Dr. WONG, Bonnie

Mr. YUEN, Jimmy

Dr. KONG, Wing-Yan

Mr. YUEN, Jimmy

9 June 2018 (Saturday)


Dr. HO Man Kam


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

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

Experience of a Doctor in the HA EROOHK Team


A Clinical Psychologist’s Role in Disaster Response

Ultrasound for Disasters

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

Dr. HO, Man-Kam

Dr. YIU, Hon Wah

Mr. KUNG, Andy

Dr. TONG, Hon-Kuan

Dr. HO, Maya

Dr. MOK, Ka Leung

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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