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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Resilience in the Face of Emergencies
Unit code XBR206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline 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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 18/10/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090799

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Teaching Pattern

Fully on-line


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

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