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EV5606 - Disasters, Communities and Planning

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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-disciplinary process that involves understanding, analysing, mapping and measuring communities, their infrastructure and their physical characteristics and location. The knowledge is necessary for preparing people to deal with hazards, to mitigate against disaster and to recover from hazards that impact communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 the roles and limitations of public education;
  • use social impact methodology to assess hazard impact.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3606

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Yetta Gurtner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 36 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).

    Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Face to face teaching (TBA)
    Coordinator: Dr Yetta Gurtner
    Lecturer: Assoc. Professor David King.
    Contact hours:
    • 13 hours lectures
    • 36 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 49 hours - Combined Lectures; and tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).

        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.