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EV5607 - Disaster Management Principles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

Disasters are events which profoundly disrupt human systems. The cause may be natural, human-created or a combination, but the impact of a disaster on the social, economic, environmental and technological context defines the nature of disaster. Effective management of disasters requires people who can enable individuals/communities/organisations to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of disasters. People responsible for effective management should have knowledge and skills necessary to advise or lead. Upon completion of this unit, you will better understand the requirements for effective disaster management including working with individuals, communities and organisations.

Learning Outcomes

  • clearly articulate how disasters disrupt the lives of individuals, communities, organisations and regions;
  • provide evidence of a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of disaster management;
  • analyse policy, organisational and operational arrangements relevant to the management of disasters;
  • critically review complex and demanding texts accurately and insightfully;
  • evaluate claims, evidence and arguments effectively;
  • present evidence clearly and logically to an informed professional audience;
  • apply knowledge and understanding to the process of planning, preparation, response and recovery.
It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Emergency Management


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 4
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching 14-Apr-2015 to 17-Apr-2015 (Face to Face Teaching will be done in ROCKHAMPTON)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 32 hours
Assessment: essays (20%); (30%); (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:
  • 32 hours
Assessment: essays (20%); (30%); (50%).
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.