Provides a foundation understanding and practical application of planning for community disaster preparedness. Examines international practice in community disaster planning processes, the theory and practice of community preparedness, and how to prepare an effective disaster plan.
Topic 1: Introduction
United Nations leadership
Hyogo framework for action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters
Differentiating between preparedness, prevention and resilience
Topic 2: From response to prevention
Proactive versus reactive
Factors influencing the changing direction
Development and population growth
Topic 3: Building resilience in the community
Identifying the strengths and weaknesses in the community
Facilitating resilience in communities
Topic 4: Planning for resilient communities
Disaster response exercises
Topic 5: Integrating resilience into emergency management
Learning from previous experiences
Evaluation of preparedness
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||identify the characteristics of disaster-resilient communities||Creativity|
|2||assess a community's capacity for resilience and disaster preparedness||Creativity|
|3||critically analyse community and government agencies disaster preparedness and mitigation plans||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically evaluate the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 locally and nationally.||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (13 weeks)|
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