Students are introduced to the concept of ‘disaster’ and ‘disaster risk reduction’. Students will be asked to consider disaster risks in their own community/region and relate this to selected disasters in the developing world.
Students will liaise with emergency plannersand local councils and other public health bodies will provide an up-to-date analysis ofcommunity need in relation to local disaster risk reduction. Participation in a communitydisaster simulation event will form part of an educational experience that will help studentsincrease global awareness and gain insight into the life threatening and health affects ofdisasters on individuals and communities worldwide.
At the end of the module students will be able to:
The assignment will involve a two-part written assignment.
Part A will summarise the disaster risk in the local community and\or region and relate this to a global context.
Part B will involve a reflective account of participation in a community disaster simulation and offer ideas on how disaster response and preparedness could be improved.
Word Limit: 1500 words.
Commit to a blended learning approach consisting of up to four evening classes run at the Magee campus during May\June each year
20 hours online learning materials and discussion on blackboard learn.
Students will be responsible for course reading about disasters and sourcing local information pertaining to their local community on disaster risk reduction.
They will need to participate in a 12 hour community disaster simulation in early July.