CLS410 Major Incident Management (8)

Students studying this subject will gain an understanding of major incident management at a tactical and strategic level sufficient to equip them to operate as part of a major incident medical/health response team. Students will learn the principles and techniques of major incident prevention, preparedness, response and recovery and be able to apply them to scenarios or previous incidents.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS410. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the practice and principles of major indicent medical management;
  • articulate knowledge of major incident medical management into a management plan;
  • adapt the theoretical learning gained in this subject into a demonstrated yet simulated major incident medical management response and plan.


This subject will cover the following topics:

1. Historical perspectives of major incident management.
2. General principles of major incident management.
3. Tactical responses to major incidents at a local level.
4. Health and medical perspectives on major incident management systems, including clinical issues.
5. Non-healthcare perspectives on major incident management systems.
6. Strategic management of major incidents at state, national and international levels.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CLS410 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assignment 1 - disaster comparison
Assessment 2 - major incident response
Assessment 3 - forum engagement and reflection

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.