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Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience: An Introduction

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

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Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience: An Introduction
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
This course is part of the program Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree 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?

  • Date to be announced

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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?

I’m an Associate Lecturer at Coventry University Online and a current practitioner working in Emergency Planning for a large NHS Trust in the North West.

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

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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 a degree in MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience.

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