This week …Through this week’s activities you will:
- Explore trends and issues in emergencies and disasters
- Interpret the significance of specific issues for emergencies and disasters
- Evaluate the implications of such issues for intervention in emergencies and disasters
Meet the teamYour lead educator for this course is Ron Mountain, a former London Fire Brigade SEVESO industrial emergency planner and a lecturer in emergency preparedness, UK Civil Contingencies Act, and public policy & political economy approaches to emergency intervention at Coventry University.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 selecting the link to their FutureLearn profile page and selecting ‘follow’. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments that he makes including course updates and feedback.
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 to 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 completed. These steps will turn blue on your to-do list.
Your taskIntroduce yourself and share your reasons for wanting to learn more about the place of risk in emergency 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.
Emergencies and Disasters: Trends and Issues
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