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EV5454 - Natural Hazards

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject examines the physical characteristics and causes of various natural hazards as well as the social consequences of these events. Emphasis is placed on planning for and managing these events in tropical urban environments. Major topics: characteristics, causes, planning for and managing the consequences of the following: tropical cyclones (wind and marine inundation), earthquakes, tsunami, storms and tornado, lightning, landslip, flood and drought, and disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of the causes and characteristics of various forms of natural hazards affecting human society;
  • to recognise those areas within a region most prone to a particular type of natural hazard;
  • to learn effective planning strategies to mitigate the effects of hazards;
  • to learn management strategies in dealing with the consequences of a disaster.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • practicals (20%); field report (15%) - (35%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
EV3454

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: Dr Maree Corkeron, Dr Jack Koci, Dr Helen McCoy-West.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 2 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: Dr Maree Corkeron, Dr Jack Koci, Dr Helen McCoy-West.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 2 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.