13 x 5-hour independent studies per semester
12 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
10 x 2-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 Admission into GDPDHC-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Health Care
1a Admission into MDHC/CW-Master of Disaster Health Care (Coursework)
2 2 of DISH8001, DISH8002
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
Topic description
In this topic students address international shifts in disaster and emergency management thinking and the adoption of the principles of resilience building. They will be introduced to emerging international strategies and national policy changes that are responding to the evolving understanding of disaster resilience. Implications for changing practice(s) will be explored.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is for students to develop an understanding of the history, principles and basic concepts underpinning the shift towards disaster resilience thinking and practice. Students will gain a critical perspective of this shift and its implications for emergency management, policy frameworks and its relevance and potential impact on health practitioners and health services.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • discuss the principles underpinning the concept of disaster resilience

  • critique key international and national agreements and policies

  • apply key disaster resilience concepts and policies in the context of their own work environment

  • apply knowledge of the inter-relationships affecting disaster resilience for communities, organisations and individuals.