Emergency management is when our communities, the public sector (government agencies), the private sector (businesses) and the not-for-profit sector (charities) work together to strengthen society’s capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover from disasters. This unit will provide you with an introductory knowledge on the broader concepts of emergency management. In this unit, you will explore local, national, and international case studies of emergency management in numerous contexts that are applicable and transferable to any discipline. This an introductory unit (level 1) to emergency management. Consequently, the assessment tasks allow you to explore a topic in the context of emergency management that is relevant to your interests and has real world applicability regardless of your specific area of study. Therefore, if you have a passion for enhancing society’s disaster resilience to natural hazards (e.g. bushfires, floods, cyclones, tsunamis, etc.) and man-made disasters (e.g. humanitarian crises, acts of terrorism, environmental incidents, etc.) then this unit is for you.
|Unit name||Introduction to Emergency Management|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Policing and Emergency Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Darryl Stellmach|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the basic principles that underpin contemporary emergency management practice in Australia and internationally
- Identify how emergency management is applied in practice using authentic case studies.
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|Assessment||Online multiple-choice quiz (20%)|Assignment exploring a man-made hazard in the context of emergency management. (40%)|Assignment exploring a natural hazard in the context of emergency management (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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