Basic Course in Disaster Risk Management
The Basic Course serves as an introduction for practitioners and students to the field of Disaster Risk Management.
The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the field of Disaster Risk Management by explaining basic concepts and terminologies and explaining the interaction of these concepts with one another. Also, participants will be introduced to the basic aspects of disaster management planning, legislative issues concerning disaster risk management, the trans-disciplinarity of disaster risk management and finally what disaster relief and recovery entail.
Students need to have successfully completed a matric certificate
Learning assumed to be in place:
No previous learning is assumed to have to be in place
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
|After completion of this course, participants will:||Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:|
|1) Define the various basic concepts relating to disaster risk management and be able to explain the interaction between the different concepts||Successfully and correctly define the various concepts relating to disaster risk management as well as successfully explain the interaction between the different concepts|
|2) Indicate basic knowledge of the Disaster Management Act and Disaster Management Framework||Show basic knowledge of the Disaster Management Act and Disaster Management Framework by explaining the legislative issues relating to a specific situation|
|3) Indicate knowledge and understanding about the trans-disciplinary nature of disaster risk management||Successfully argue and explain the trans-disciplinary nature of disaster risk management|
|4) Indicate knowledge and understanding of the planning process in disaster risk management and the importance of planning for disaster risk reduction||Explain the planning process in disaster risk management and successfully argue its importance for disaster risk reduction|
Class practical’s and written assignment
Method of assessment:
Students will be asked to solve problems through practical exercise by applying the principles and knowledge that they have acquired after each theoretical contact sessions. This will be done on the last day of the course. Additionally, to the above, students will have to submit a written essay (10-15_ pages) within two months after the last day of the course (pass rate 50%), which will be deemed as final assessment. The elements stated above will form the basis of this assessment.
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Mode of delivery:
The course will focus on government officials, responders such as fire fighters and fire protection agency members, emergency medical response staff, police officials, disaster management officials, members of society and local agencies involved in handling disaster situations.