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AHA724 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P Connors
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

AHL701 unless previously completed.

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit will involve enhanced online presence through CloudDeakin. Students will have access to Cloud Concept presentations and virtual simulations then will undertake online exercises, case studies and teacher and student-led discussions. Students should undertake a minimum of 8-10 hours self-directed study per week.

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access.  You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

Case Study Analysis (DRR Plan), 30%, 1500 words.

Essay 1, 30%, 1500 words.

Essay 2, 40%, 2000 words.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2250$2900

* 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.

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