Courses & Units

Resilience in the Face of Emergencies XBR206



This unit is focused around the questions about resilience and how we can apply the concept within emergencies and beyond that to other aspects of life. Currently the frequency and scale of emergencies is increasing, eroding the very resilience we need to improve. Further, improving resilience at one level (e.g., government emergency services) can reduce resilience at other levels (e.g., individual resilience). The solutions are therefore complex. We will study this problem with respect major domains of knowledge such as psychology, sociology, physiology and business and management. We will apply this knowledge to a range of emergency events that people might become involved in. We will consider resilience at different levels of magnification – individual, organisational, community and government. Finally, you will translate the learnings into another area of your life.


Unit name Resilience in the Face of Emergencies
Unit code XBR206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline Health Sciences|School of Education|Global Cultures and Languages|Maritime and Logistics Management

Dr B Brooks

Teaching staff

Dr B Brooks (Coordinator), Dr C Owen, Dr D Carnes

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090799

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Teaching Pattern

Fully on-line


Three essays (100%); three learning activities (non-graded)

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