Online course in Business & Management

Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience: An Introduction

Explore disaster management and how communities can build resilience and cope after a disaster.

Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience: An Introduction

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Learn Free
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This course is part of the program Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience, which is one of the building blocks that leads to degrees in MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience. Find out more.

Discover the challenges of building resilience in communities

A community can experience a range of direct and indirect impacts as a result of a disaster. On this course, you will be able to examine the ways communities recover from dramatic changes by preventing future risk and fostering positive developments with communities.

You will have the opportunity to explore the link between community resilience, disaster management and sustainable development.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the link between disaster management and sustainable development.

What topics will you cover?

  • Disaster trends and their impact on community resilience
  • Factors that contribute to the perception of vulnerability
  • The capacity for communities to cope with disaster
  • Different approaches for building community resilience

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more

  • Available now
    This course started 16 Sep 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Assess vulnerability in the local context and its external influencing factors
  • Explore community capacities for coping with risks and disasters
  • Assess the relationship between community vulnerability, capacity and resilience
  • Identify the skills and attributes required by practitioners working with communities to enhance resilience

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone looking to understand the impacts of disasters and how a community resilience approach is implemented.

Please note that the individuals provided in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

El Parker

El Parker

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

Who developed the course?

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.

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What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
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Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience, which is one of the building blocks that leads to degrees in MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience.