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ADS724 - Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered 2016.  Re-offered 2017 subject to School approval.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

AID724

Unit chair:

Max Kelly

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AID724

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

The aim of this unit is to equip development professionals with the skills to better analyse and respond to humanitarian emergency and disaster situations. The unit is organised into four equally weighted modules namely:

Module 1: Basic issues in humanitarian emergencies and disaster relief:

definitions; different types of disaster; conflicts and disasters over the past 15 years; vulnerability and capacity; stakeholder analysis; the disaster risk management cycle (DRMC); the role of the media; basic needs matrix; logistics, maps and geographical/ climatic constraints.

Module 2: Historical perspectives and case studies:

historical developments since the end of the cold war; development of complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs); natural disasters over the past 15 years.

Module 3: Disaster risk management planning:

hazards, vulnerability and risk assessment; traditional coping mechanisms; development of disaster risk management plans (DRMPs); planning, coordination, implementation, review and evaluation issues.

Module 4: Contemporary issues:

standards and codes of conduct; politicisation of humanitarian aid; personal risk and security; training needs and human resource management best practice.

Assessment

Essays, 50% each, 2500 words x 2

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

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