Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2016


Fundamental Disaster Response Course 2016

Posted by admin in Courses 11 Jan 2016

The 2016 FDRC enrollment had finished.

Course date: Mar – Jul 2016



  • Introduction:

The course is organized for the Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (DPRI) in HKAM by the Disaster Medicine Subcommittee of the HKCEM, aiming to cultivate interest and create leaders in disaster management.


  • Key Learning Outcome of the training:
  1. Comprehend the key response structure of disaster relief
  2. Disaster impact assessment
  3. Field coordination in health operation
  4. Health surveillance in the disaster scene
  5. Public health issue during disaster including mass vaccination and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  6. Setting up of post-disaster site hospital / temporary health care facilities
  7. Basic field security
  8. Principles of dead bodies management
  • Target audience:

The training will be conducted for 5 consecutive years with annual intake of 25-40 participants per year . 2016 would be the second diet.  Professionals in Health Care who will be involved in planning and response phase of disasters.After registration, a selection process will be conducted base on applicant’s experience and field relevance.


  • Training Venue:

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong.


In order to safeguard commitment to complete the course successfully, each selected applicant have to submit a cheque of the sum HK$3,000- made payable to Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine to enroll as a student. For students who successfully completed the course, their cheques will be returned to them at the end of the course.  For students who failed to successfully complete the course, cheque payment will be activated.

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:

For one day attendance: 6 non‐passive cat 13 CME points for EM fellows and 5 cat A TP for trainees
For attendance of whole course: Maximum of 12 non‐passive CME points for EM fellows and 10 cat A TP for trainees.


  • 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, drills, demonstrations, experience sharings and presentations. 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 2016 (Saturday)

Coordinator: Dr Ho Man Kam & Mr Wilbur Chan

Introduction to disaster management

Disaster surveillance in emergencies

Outbreak investigation & control

Disaster management in field

Ebola Outbreak Response

Vaccination in disaster

Water-sanitation set up and utilization
Understanding and use of SPHERE


Quiz & presentation

1 April 2016 (Saturday)

Coordinator: Miss Esther Yiu

Needs assessment

– field base assessment – initial and subsequent;
– coordination and initial site planning

Disaster management cycle

Medical management in disaster

Interactive lectures
Experience sharing

22 Apr 2016 (Saturday)

Coordinator: Dr Lui Chun Tat

Risk communication & Use of communication Tools

Handling of mass dead bodies in disaster


Interactive lectures/ exercise

13 May 2016 (Saturday)

Coordinator: Dr Abraham Wai

Site selection / planning of health care services

Field human resources, administration & medical logistic

Psychological First Aid in the Field

Security issue in operation of disaster response


Interactive lectures / exercise

10 Jun 2016 (Saturday)

Coordinator: Dr Abraham Wai and others

Final Drill & Evaluation

Debriefing and visit to warehouse

  • 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.


  • Enrollment

The 2016 FDRC enrollment had finished.