Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Gadjah Mada is developing a teaching curriculum for Disaster Management that will be provided for undergraduate programs (S1) students. This curriculum development is expected to address the problem of health care during disasters. The reason for this is that up to this time there is problem of coordination in disaster management that has to be faced by community and stakeholders.
"The current disaster management is only reactive while it has not adopted a scientific approach," said Disaster Management Coordinator from the Faculty, Dr. Hendro Wartatmo, on the sidelines of a scientific exhibition UGM Faculty of Medicine’s Experience in Various Disasters and Disaster Curriculum in Medical Education in Undergraduate Program in the Faculty, Tuesday (29/11).
Hendro added the government currently appointed two universities to develop disaster curriculum. In addition to UGM, Syah Kuala University in Aceh has been selected to develop the concept of disaster management. Through the development of disaster management curriculum, it is expected that disaster management can be conducted comprehensively, because our human resources are quite good, we just need more instruments," he explained.
Professor of Health Services Management, Prof. Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, MSc. PhD., said disaster management curriculum development had been conducted since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Aceh in 2005. The experience of disaster management conducted in various regions was later developed into researches and training materials in a number of hospitals and health authorities.
"As an educational institution, the Faculty actively deals with disasters in various regions, such as Aceh, Nias, Yogyakarta, and others. All research results and experience are developed into a disaster management curriculum," he said.
Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, Business and Welfare, Prof. Dr. dr. Suhardjo, Sp.M (K)., said that the experience in dealing with the disasters in Aceh, Padang and Yogyakarta could be developed into a knowledge for further studies. "The disaster science can be our equipment to anticipate the disaster from the beginning," he concluded.