This unit is designed to respond to the growing challenge that natural and other disasters pose to organisations and individuals. It will provide individuals with insight into how to improve resilience at multiple different levels considering personal, community, organisational and at global levels. The unit itself also embeds the requirement to build skills in auditing and project design, fundamental skills for professionals working in management, logistics and other aligned professions. Indeed, any person working in a professional organisation may be exposed to emergencies, disasters or crises and this unit provides an introduction to principles, knowledge and skills that will be useful in responding to and recovering from these sorts of events. The unit also addresses a ‘wicked problem’ – specifically – we seek greater levels of resilience at times when the challenges to that resilience has also never been greater. By needing to consider and respond to this issue students will be supported to navigate complicated problems with unclear, even impossible solutions.
|Unit name||Resilience in the Face of Emergencies|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks|
|Available as student 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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- Explain the psychological, physiological, sociological, behavioural and organisational principles that underpin human responses to emergencies.
- Identify factors that support individual resilience to emergencies and develop skills in applying these in preparedness for emergencies via auditing and project design.
- Develop skills in critical reflection including reflection of your own resilience to emergencies and how developing resilience could be extended to other aspects of life.
- Analyse how key concepts (e.g., safety, resilience) interact at individual, group and community levels to support social responsibility and sustainability.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Fully Off Campus: Lecture recordings, online tutorials and online activities
|Assessment||Assessing Accounts of Personal Resilience: (20%)|Audit of personal household and community resilience (40%)|Scaling-Up Resilience to communities and other collectives. (40%)|Assessments attached to in-semester learning activities|
|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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