Introduction to Emergency Management
Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
- 22 Feb 2021
QS RANKING 2021
Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- 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
- Introduction and unit overview
- History of emergency management
- Vocabulary and terminology
- Foundational knowledge
- Conceptualisation of emergency management
- Types of disasters
- Impact on individuals and communities
- Vulnerable groups
- Australian disasters
- International disasters
- Diversity of roles
- The future of emergency management
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
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 subject 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 subject (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 subject is for you.
- Assignment exploring a natural hazard in the context of emergency management (40%%)
- Multiple Choice Quiz (20%%)
- Assignment exploring a man-made hazard in the context of emergency management (40%%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 30 May 21)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.