|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences|
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-sectoral, multi-disciplinary process that involves understanding, analysing, mapping and measuring communities, their infrastructure and their physical characteristics and location. This knowledge is necessary for preparing people to deal with hazards, to mitigate against disaster and to recover from hazards that impact communities.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 25-Aug-2011|
|Coordinator:||<Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King|
|Lecturers:||<Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).|
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