Provides students with an understanding of the complexity of communities, and how politics and economics influence the way communities prepare for, and respond to, emergencies and disaster. It enables students to focus on specific communities and a specific emergency or disaster and consider the impact of politics and economics on the response. It prepares students for future related roles/occupations.
Topic 1. Defining community
Topic 2. Emergencies, disasters and politics
Topic 3. Policy development for emergencies and disasters
Topic 4. Forming, implementing and evaluating emergency management policy in institutional settings
Topic 5. Economic aspects of emergencies and disasters
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically evaluate the notion and complexity of 'community'||Intellectual rigour|
|2||discuss the influence of politics and economics on communities||Intellectual rigour|
|3||analyse the way politics and economics affect the preparedness of communities for, and their response to, emergencies and disaster||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify how politics and economics influences the way organisations prepare for and respond to emergencies and disaster.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)|
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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