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Table 1 The contents and schedule of the disaster medicine course

From: Evaluation of a new community-based curriculum in disaster medicine for undergraduates

Time Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
09:00—10.30 - Course presentation - Student and faculty presentation - Pre-test Lecture Hazard identification and risk assessment Case study Discussion of Jeddah flood 2009 Lecture Medical aspects of different disasters Lecture & GD Prehospital disaster management ISEE Familiarization & hospital disaster preparation
11:00—12:30 Lecture Introduction to disaster management Workshop Using available tools to assess risks to Jazan Lecture & GD International humanitarian law Ethics in disasters XVR Mass casualty triage ISEE Prehospital and hospital disaster response
13:30—15:00 Lecture Differences between emergency and disaster medicine, and humanitarian health Lecture, EL, GD Strategies for preventing and mitigating risks to self and to others VISIT Novara University Hospital Lecture & GD Command and control and the incident command system ISEE -After action review -Debriefing of the first week
15:30—17:00 Video lecture The emergency medical systems used in Jazan Lecture, SDE, GD General concepts of adult teaching Visit Novara EMS dispatch center XVR Disaster scene management  
  Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
09:00—10.30 Video lectures - Impact & principle of community participation - Tools for community awareness & public education Lectures & GD Top ten priorities & public health assessment during humanitarian emergencies Lecture & RP Techniques to handle psychological reactions caused by disasters Lecture Infectious diseases in emergencies Lecture International coordination for disaster response
11:00—12:30 Lecture & 3 mock exercises Community education for environmental mitigation measures Lectures & CS -Humanitarian standards in context: The Sphere Project -Community education for public health surveillance Brainstorm Preparation of the pilot session for community education Material preparation Group 1 simulation of a pilot session for community education Presentation & feedback Discussion of the group pilot session
13:30—15:00 Lecture Community awareness: Role of volunteers Brainstorm Preparation of the pilot session for community education Video lecture The role of Ministry of Health & Red Crescent during population displacement in Jazan Trip Lake Lago Maggiore Material preparation Group 2 simulation of a pilot session for community education -Post-test -Debriefing & farewell
15:30—17:00 Visit Advanced medical post    Material preparation Group 3 as above  
  1. L lecture, VL video lecture, GD group discussion, WS workshop, RP role-play, ME mock EL experiential learning, SDE self-diagnostic exercise, ISEE Interactive Simulation for Emergencies (www.inovaria.com), EMS Emergency Medical Service, XVR virtual reality training software for education, training and assessment of incident response safety professionals (www.xvrsim.com), MOH Ministry of Health, Sphere Project http://www.sphereproject.org