What you can expect to do on this course
- Explore the meaning of capacity and the role of training for increasing it
- Describe emergency and disaster management capabilities
- Examine the training cycle
Meet the teamThe Lead Educator for this course is Dr El Parker, principal lecturer in Disaster Management and course director for MSc programs at Coventry University welcomes you to this Coventry University Online taster course.She is joined by Dr Yung-Fang Chen a senior lecturer in disaster management and emergency planning.Your associate lecturer is Gareth Black, an emergency planning and crisis management practitioner, who will guide you through the course. He is an emergency planning and crisis management practitioner. Gareth has worked with companies all over the world to improve their crisis management capabilities with a particular specialism in the health sector.You can follow them by navigating to their FutureLearn profile page and clicking ‘follow’. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments they make.The content was prepared by expert practitioners in the field: Louise Elstow, Guillaume Foliot-Leprince, Adrian House and El Parker.
Checking your progress …When you reach the end of a step and have understood everything, select the ‘mark as complete’ button. This will update your progress page, and will help you keep track of which steps you’ve done. Any steps you’ve completed will turn blue on your ‘to do’ list.You can check your progress page by selecting the icon at the top of the step, where you’ll see what percentage of the course steps you’ve marked as complete.
Your taskIn the video, you can see an example of a situation where training was vital in an emergency situation.Introduce yourself and share why you want to learn more about training and exercising in emergency and disaster management.Have a look at other learners’ comments. If you can relate to a comment someone else has made, why not ‘Like’ it or leave a reply? You can filter comments in a variety of ways including ‘Most liked’ and you can also ‘Bookmark’ comments.
Emergency and Disaster Training and Exercising: An Introduction
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