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EV5606 - Disasters, Communities and Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & 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-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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE3606 and GE5606 and EV3606

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor David King, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); team exercises and report (30%); assignments (30%).

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.