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EV3454 - Natural Hazards

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The subject examines the physical characteristics, causes, impacts and management of various natural hazards, with a particular focus on the tropics. Major topics include: the relationship between climate change and natural hazards; coastal hazards; tropical cyclones; earthquakes; tsunamis; volcanoes; droughts; bushfires; floods; and landslides.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and describe the physical characteristics, causes, impacts and management of various forms of natural hazards affecting human society;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of natural hazard risk assessment and its role in hazard management;
  • retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate natural hazard information and data from a range of sources;
  • convey ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Practicals and Field Report - (40%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5454

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: 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)
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 1 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Jack Koci
Lecturers: 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)
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 1 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.