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EV5607 - Disasters: Policy to Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

The subject will cover the philosophy, principles and practice of Emergency Management. Policies, legislation and service delivery of emergency management will be explored in detail. The relationships between institutions, government and non-government organisations and their roles in emergency management will be examined.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the philosophy principles and practice of emergency management;
  • understand the relationship between policy, institutions, legislation and service delivery in emergency management.
It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Emergency Management


Cairns, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching 02-Dec-2014 to 05-Dec-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 12 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 2 hours - Exam
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); essays (20%); (20%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.