JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

EV5613 - Disaster Response and Recovery

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

Disaster management in the response and recovery phase of emergency events requires people who are capable of facilitating adaptive, innovative and collaborative processes which bring together diverse groups of individuals, communities and organisations to achieve effective and ethical outcomes. These individuals will demonstrate a strong understanding of disaster management principles, legislation and governance arrangements allied with high level communication skills , the ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and groups, an understanding of the political context of disaster, problem-solving and decision-making abilities and the ability to create short, medium and long term strategies for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, analyse and problem-solve issues which impact on individuals, communities, organisations and regions during disaster events;
  • demonstrate ability to understand and assess requirements for managing the response and recovery phases;
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles for effective response to disaster events, including the role individuals, communities and organisations;
  • demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of community-led recovery;
  • demonstrate a high-level ability to evaluate the outcomes of response and recovery actions for post-event reviews, enquiries and organisational improvement.
Assumed
Knowledge:
It is assumed that students enrolling in this subject will have and undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Emergency Management

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 9
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Face to face teaching 08-Oct-2015 to 09-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
Assessment: assignments (60%); case study report (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 5
Census Date 07-May-2015
Face to face teaching 21-May-2015 to 22-May-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Yetta Gurtner.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours
Assessment: assignments (60%); case study report (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.