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.
This topic aims 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.