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|Unit chair:||P Connors|
This unit will run in block mode from 10 – 14 March 2014. Intensive located learning will engage students through visits to local case study sites, guest speakers from the Humanitarian and Emergency Management sectors, lectures and tutorials. This unit will also engage students in enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will undertake online exercises, case studies, virtual simulations, cloud concept presentations and student-led discussions.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit consists of an intensive on-campus module that introduces key issues in humanitarian contexts. While these issues will inevitably change over time, the unit will address current and emerging issues that are affecting humanitarian responses. The located intensive learning will include visits to local case study areas to explore implementation, political, geographic, organisational and power issues involved in humanitarian and emergency responses to complex disaster situations. Students will also be introduced to international case studies of humanitarian responses and the contexts in which they occur. The second aspect to this unit will be delivered on-line and include the use of virtual case studies to examine the issues of disaster preparedness and the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) across different physical and cultural contexts. We will also examine the role of different stakeholders in pre-disaster and post-disaster phases and how community development principles can inform and strengthen the processes involved. Further, we will explore the role of the media in disasters and emergency response. Finally, the role of response coordination processes will be critically analysed to strengthen understandings of the importance of including all stakeholders including local communities to achieve the best outcomes possible in all phases.
Simulation Response Plan (Team), 40%, 2000 words.
Reflection on Teamwork Process (Individual, 20%, 1000 words.
Essay, 40%, 2000 words.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.