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Emergency Planning and Preparedness: An Introduction

Explore the emergency planning process and learn how to develop emergency plans and preparedness frameworks.

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Emergency Planning and Preparedness: An Introduction
This course is part of the program Emergency Planning and Preparedness, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Emergency Management and Resilience. Find out more.

Explore the key steps in emergency planning

When preparing a community for an incident, creating plans for identified risks and implementing mitigation measures is key.

Responding to a fire is different to responding to a flood. Different actions and different resources are needed for each of these scenarios.

This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts of emergency planning. You will explore the relationship between the type of emergency and the type of response in order to understand how these dependencies shape the emergency plan.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to emergency planning and preparedness terminology.
  • How to identify effective emergency planning and preparedness.
  • The relationship between the type of emergency and the plan.
  • The emergency planning cycle.
  • How to prepare an emergency plan.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe what is meant by emergency planning and preparedness.
  • Investigate and evaluate emergency plans.
  • Design and develop emergency preparedness frameworks.
  • Produce an emergency plan.

Who is the course for?

Anybody with an interest in emergency planning and preparedness. If you’re looking to study the full MSc Emergency Planning Management and Resilience degree, or are working in or planning a career in the emergency planning and preparedness world, this course is for you.

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?

An Emergency Planner, specialising in crowd safety. Course Director for the MSc degrees in Emergency Management & Resilience, Disaster Management & Resilience, and Crowded Places & Public Safety.

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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