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Policy-based Approaches to Emergencies and Disasters

This course will investigate and interpret a policy-based approach to emergency and disaster management.

Policy-based Approaches to Emergencies and Disasters
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Why join the course?

This course will investigate and interpret different approaches that governments can take to deal with emergencies and disasters. It discusses how policy developers follow distinct models and frameworks in the development, review and evaluation of policy – each with associated advantages and disadvantages.

The course identifies key terminology and considers that policy development processes depend upon successfully identifying and framing the problems.

The course also explores how successful policy implementation depends on the wider political context relevant to emergency and disaster issues.

What topics will you cover?

  • Key concepts important to public policy development.

  • Models of emergency/disaster intervention.

  • The policy process.

  • The role of framing in policy development.

  • Instruments for policy implementation

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate and interpret policy-based approaches to emergency management.
  • Explain public policy processes, and key public policy terms and concepts.
  • Evaluate approaches to policy analysis relevant to emergency/ disaster intervention.
  • Investigate, interpret and evaluate relevant examples and case studies.
  • Explore the importance of framing in the development of emergency policy

Who is the course for?

Students enrolled on Integrated Emergency Management, part of the Coventry University Online MSc in Emergency Management and Resilience.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A former London Fire Brigade SEVESO emergency planner, teaching emergency preparedness, the UK Civil Contingencies Act, and public policy and political economy approaches to emergency intervention.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry