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EV5612 - Disaster Planning and Preparedness

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an extensive understanding of the principles of prevention, mitigation and planning including risk management in the context of disasters as the impact on communities;
  • demonstrate an extensive knowledge and understanding of the disaster management system's role in planning and preparation for disaster response and recovery;
  • demonstrate advanced understanding of the local, jurisdictional and national preparedness arrangements;
  • demonstrate appropriate skills in evaluating processes and practices for planning and preparing for disasters;
  • demonstrates appropriate skills in evaluating processes and practices for planning and preparing for disasters;
  • demonstrates the ability to evaluate community vulnerability and capacity in the context of disasters;
  • critically evaluate the ethical dilemmas relating to the provision of emergency management services.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Emergency Management

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 9
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Face to face teaching 06-Oct-2015 to 07-Oct-2015 (Face to Face Teaching will be done in ROCKHAMPTON)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours lectures
Assessment: assignments (60%); workbook (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 5
Census Date 07-May-2015
Face to face teaching 19-May-2015 to 20-May-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours lectures
Assessment: assignments (60%); workbook (40%).
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.