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EV5607 - Disaster Management Principles

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

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Disasters are events which profoundly disrupt human systems. The cause may be natural, human-created or a combination, but the impact of a disaster on the social, economic, environmental and technological context defines the nature of disaster. Effective management of disasters requires people who can enable individuals/communities/organisations to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of disasters. People responsible for effective management should have knowledge and skills necessary to advise or lead. Upon completion of this unit, you will better understand the requirements for effective disaster management including working with individuals, communities and organisations.

Learning Outcomes

  • clearly articulate how disasters disrupt the lives of individuals, communities, organisations and regions;
  • provide evidence of a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of disaster management;
  • analyse policy, organisational and operational arrangements relevant to the management of disasters;
  • critically review complex and demanding texts accurately and insightfully;
  • evaluate claims, evidence and arguments effectively;
  • present evidence clearly and logically to an informed professional audience;
  • apply knowledge and understanding to the process of planning, preparation, response and recovery.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Emergency Management

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Contact hours:
  • 30 hours - 12 modules external over 6 weeks
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: multidraft Essays (20%); assignments (30%); case study (50%).

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 30 hours - 12 modules external over 6 weeks
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: multidraft Essays (20%); assignments (30%); case study (50%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 30 hours - Combined teaching hours
        Assessment: multidraft Essays (20%); assignments (30%); case study (50%).

        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.