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Emergency Services Management

130.202 Introduction to Emergency Management 15 credits
An introduction to principles, theory and practices of emergency management.
130.203 Disaster Risk Management 15 credits
A study of the principles and practice of disaster risk management including disaster risk identification and assessment processes, and the use of risk information in decision-making and communication.
130.301 Incident Command Systems 15 credits
This course introduces the systems used to manage emergencies, including the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System and other international variations. Consideration will be given to operational management concepts and tactics for effective incident response.
130.701 Natural Hazards 30 credits
A study of natural hazards and their effects. Specific attention will be paid to earthquakes, windstorms, flooding, volcanicity, tsunamis and landslips and their impact on people and the environment. Hazards particularly relevant to New Zealand will be emphasised.
130.702 Coping with Disasters 30 credits
Study of the human issues and problems involved in preparing for and coping with disasters. Attitudes towards disaster preparation are studied together with the nature of disasters and their effects on human beings. The organisation and control of human behaviour during disasters will be studied together with rehabilitation interventions, particularly for the alleviation of stress for those involved.
130.705 Emergency Management 30 credits
An examination of the social, psychological, community and organisational aspects of disaster management in New Zealand. Emphasis is on the development and implementation of an all-hazards, comprehensive and integrated approach to emergency management. Selected readings and case studies will be used to facilitate the development of an effective response to social, psychological, community and organisational issues.
130.706 Emergency Management in Practice 30 credits
This course studies the practical application of current emergency management theory. The emphasis is on examining a specific topic area, analysing current trends and discussing practices that will enhance reduction, readiness, response and recovery efforts in managing disasters and emergencies.
130.707 Professional Inquiry in Emergency Management 30 credits
Analytical inquiry into the impact of a professional practice in an area of emergency management. Provides an opportunity for students to engage in inquiry skills and a critical dialogue to articulate effective and efficient professional practice in their work environment.
130.799 Research Report in Emergency Management 30 credits
A research report on a selected emergency management topic, undertaken by the individual student under the supervision of academic and professional staff. The topic and method of study must be approved by the course coordinator.
130.800 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 1 30 credits
This course explores the theory and practice of operational and strategic leadership applied in emergencies, including organisational psychology, politics, law, ethics, team leadership, communication and crisis decision making.
130.801 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 60 credits
This course explores the theory and practice of operational and strategic leadership applied in emergencies, including organisational psychology, politics, law, ethics, team leadership, communication and crisis decision making.
130.802 Advanced Leadership in Emergency Management 2: Case Studies 30 credits
A further exploration of the theory and practice of operational and strategic leadership applied in emergencies, including a deep examination of key case studies of advanced leadership and critical reflection on leadership practices.
130.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
130.900 PhD Emergency Management 120 credits

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