|Student Contribution Band:||Band|
|Administered by:||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)|
Disasters are a human construct, where hazards interact with individuals/households/communities/organisations, overwhelming community resources and causing widespread disruption and/or loss. Effective preparedness and planning for the impacts of disasters requires extensive knowledge of the role of planning and preparedness in the disaster context. In particular there is a need for people involved in planning and preparedness to understand the processes for identifying community vulnerability and capacity and the associated ethical dilemmas. On completion of this unit, you should be able to evaluate the efficacy of planning and preparedness processes and practices in terms of addressing community vulnerability and capacity in the context of disasters.
|Townsville, Limited, Study Period 9|
|Census Date 09-Oct-2014|
|Face to face teaching (TBA)|
|Assessment:||assignments (60%); workbook (40%).|
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