The unit analyses a number of major issues in contemporary emergency management. It compliments other, more specific community development orientated units in the course. It also provides a broad outline of the nature of disasters, response, recovery, preparedness and mitigation from an international perspective.
Topic 1 The scope of emergency management
Topic 2 Disasters worldwide
Topic 3 Disaster management cycle
Topic 4 Emergency management agencies
Topic 5 Management of disasters - ethics, legal issues, financial issues, coordination
Topic 6 Technology and media in disaster management
Topic 7 Future challenges in management
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||discuss the international, national and local approaches to emergency management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||compare and contrast the processes associated with disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critique the roles of major international and national agencies involved in emergency management||Intellectual rigour|
|4||analyse the legal, ethical and technological implications of the disaster management cycle.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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