Weekly study3 hours
Emergencies and Disasters: Trends and Issues
Evaluate the trends and issues of emergencies and disasters
Emergencies and disasters are usually viewed as one-off events without consideration of similar events that have previously occurred. By investigating the common elements of these events, you can better understand how emergencies and disasters should be managed.
On this course, you will uncover the common trends and issues surrounding emergencies and disasters, and understand how these issues impact the ability of stakeholders to intervene. You will also explore the challenges that emergencies create for policymakers and examine how these events are shown to the public.
- Trends and issues in emergencies and disasters
- Characteristics of emergencies and disasters such as scale, complexity, and uncertainty
- Presumptions of responsibility for emergencies and disasters, together with their public profile, and the implications for intervention in these events
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Investigate, interpret and evaluate some of the major trends and issues surrounding emergencies and disasters
- Investigate and interpret the significance of specific issues, such as public profile and presumptions of responsibility, in respect of emergencies and disasters
- Evaluate the implications of such issues for intervention in emergencies and disasters
- Investigate and evaluate how key terms and concepts relevant to emergencies and disasters are an intrinsic part of alternative perspectives on those events, and how these terms and concepts shape intervention
Who is the course for?
This course is for those currently working or looking to work in emergency management within the public or private sectors.
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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