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AHA724 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Phil Connors




AHL701 unless previously completed

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 2:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via FutureLearn


Trimester 3:

Burwood: To be advised

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via FutureLearn


This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn


This unit will be delivered via Cloud (online). It will introduce the concept of risk reduction and management across local and international contexts. It will also include case studies to explore how Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes are put into practice as well as the examination of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) outcomes from humanitarian and emergency responses locally and internationally. The unit will include the use of cloud concept presentations, virtual case studies and simulations to examine the issues of disaster preparedness and DRR across different physical and cultural contexts.  Students will also critically examine the role of different stakeholders in pre- and post-disaster phases and the strength of community development-based disaster risk management processes.  Another key component of the learning in this unit will be exploring the role of security and social risk as key components of risk management processes in humanitarian contexts.


Journals, 15% each, 750 words x 2

Group Assignment, 30%, 1500 words

Online Exercises, 10%, 500 words

Report, 30%, 1500 words

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