EV3606 - Disasters, Communities and Planning
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)
Disasters are a human construct, where a natural hazard interacts with a community,
overwhelming emergency services and causing widespread loss. Planning for disasters
is a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary process that involves understanding, analysing,
mapping and measuring communities, their infrastructure and their physical characteristics
and location. This knowledge is necessary for preparing people to deal with hazards,
to mitigate against disaster and to recover from hazards that impact communities.
- assess a range of mitigation measures;
- assess the roles of all sectors of government and institutions in emergency management
and planning responses;
- provide an understanding of community vulnerability and its measurement;
- understand community awareness and preparedness for hazards;
- understand the roles and limitations of public education;
- use social impact methodology to assess hazard impact.
||AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||<Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King
||<Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
- 26 hours lectures
- 36 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).
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