Courses & Units

Introduction to Emergency Management HSP101



This unit will provide an introduction to emergency management. It provides knowledge about histories, theories, and ways of governing emergency management situations. Students will engage with local, national, and international case studies of emergency management to learn about the lessons that emerge from these contexts.


Unit name Introduction to Emergency Management
Unit code HSP101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Steven Curnin

Teaching staff

Dr Angela Dwyer and Dr Steven Curnin

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1. knowledge and understanding of contemporary emergency management practice in Australia and internationally

2. introductory knowledge about emergency management practices and skills to demonstrate an understanding of challenges faced by managing emergencies in the 21st Century

3. introductory skills with critically thinking about and discussing the problems in a case study of emergency management



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 091105

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Teaching Pattern

Fully on-line.


Two multiple choice online quizzes with 20 questions each (40 questions total for both quizzes;

Quiz one due date Friday end of week 7

Quiz two due date Friday end of week 13

40% summative;

Reflective case study (1500 words, excluding reference list; due date Friday end of week 12)

40% formative and summative;

Discussion forum participation (one post of 200 words maximum every week for 12 weeks; due date Friday end of week 13)

20% formative and summative

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