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EV5606 - Disasters, Communities and Planning

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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • team exercises and report (30%)
  • assignments (30%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3606

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 36 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 36 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 49 hours - Combined Lectures; and tutorials
  • 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.