130706

Emergency Management in Practice

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.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

130706

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Emergency Services Management

Course planning information

Course notes

Students must attend minimum of 4 days of Contact Workshop during the summer institute early in Semester 1, including field visits; and 2 days of Contact Workshop comprising in class presentations and a workshop at the end of the 1st semester and complete all assessments components in order to successfully pass this course. It is compulsory to submit all the components of the assessments and obtain minimum of 50% cumulative mark.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Critically analyse a current emergency management issue/problem confronted by a selected sector or agency in the areas of reduction, readiness, response and recovery.
  • 2 Inspect the natural, social and operational dimensions of the issue/problem with close dialog and engagement of the selected sector or agency and its stakeholders.
  • 3 In relation to the identified issue/problem critique the theory, practice and research and competently relate it to applied solutions in emergency management settings.
  • 4 Develop a best practice guide that provides potential solutions to enable the emergency management sector to resolve specific issues or problems.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 25%
Written Assignment 1 2 15%
Written Assignment 3 40%
Written Assignment 3 4 20%
Practical/Placement 0%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.