Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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How do you define a disaster? Find out on this course
On this short course, you will develop an understanding of what a disaster is and how its risks can be minimised. You will be introduced to disaster terminology, phases of the disaster management cycle and disaster risk reduction.
You will also have the opportunity to explore how the idea of disaster management and risk reduction has evolved, as well as how global changes have impacted the sector.
What topics will you cover?
- The disaster management cycle
- The historical evolution of disaster management
- The benefits of reducing risks
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
Who is the course for?
This course is for people looking to understand the disaster management cycle and the benefits of reducing disaster risks.
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.
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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?
Which program and degree is this course part of?
This course is part of the program Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Disaster Management and Resilience.