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Thank you and goodbye

Congratulations on completing this short course In the video, Ron Mountain thanks you for taking part in the course and concludes by inviting you to consider continuing your study with …

Review of the week

This week you have: Considered the advantages and disadvantages of technocratic and social resilience-based approaches for understanding and intervening into emergencies and disasters Investigated and interpreted a case study emergency …

Researching the context of Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond was not an isolated or unusual storm to hit the UK. It is, therefore, important to appreciate not only the storm, itself, its consequences, and the response to …

An Investigation of the 2015 UK Storm Desmond

You have now looked at technocratic and social resilience-based approaches to intervention. To understand the perspectives better you will now investigate a case study of an example of one mega …

Introduction to week two

This week, you will build on last week’s learning and explore alternative approaches to emergencies and disasters. This will serve to further develop a key theme; that there are different …

Investigating key emergency and disaster terms

We will now further consider the key terms that you’ve discussed: hazard and risk; vulnerability, resilience and capacity; emergency, disaster and major incident. To help get you started, here are …

Review of the week

This week you have: Investigated, interpreted, and evaluated trends and issues in emergencies and disasters Investigated and interpreted the significance of specific issues for emergencies and disasters Evaluated the implications …

Pressure and Release (PAR) Model

You have now explored some of the individual concepts and explored different approaches to their study. We have also considered two different approaches to studying emergencies and disasters, the natural …

Welcome

Traditionally, emergencies and disasters have been considered to be one-off, individual events that have been dealt with primarily through response or relief efforts undertaken at the time. As will be …

Learning at Coventry

Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. To reflect our success we were recently awarded the title of University of the …

The big question

Welcome to the Coventry University Online open course Emergencies and Disasters: Trends and Issues. To get you started on this course and on the FutureLearn platform we’d like you to …

Approaches to address mega-issues

So, what approaches are needed, and what other approaches could be taken to deal with possible repercussions for emergencies and disasters? There are a number of different proposed approaches that …
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