Emergency Management

 with  Jon Mitchell

This course will take you on a journey through contemporary risk-based emergency management. From the origins of risk management in the ancient world, to new hazards and risk management approaches of the industrial era, command and control models introduced in the Cold War era, to more contemporary “all-hazards” to current “risk management” approaches. You will explore the rapidly growing and increasingly influential discipline through a study of real-world risk understanding, reduction, readiness, response and recovery examples.You will have opportunities to discuss what you learn with other students and build and test your growing knowledge through accessible tests.

What will I learn?
  • An understanding of the history of emergency management , including recent trends and changes
  • The essentials of contemporary emergency management
  • Fundamentals of risk analysis, reduction and mitigation
  • Basics of emergency response coordination
  • Theory, structure, processes and challenges of disaster recovery
  • The critical role of communities, of all sorts, in building resilience and readiness, response and recovery
  • An insight into actual emergency management experiences
Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Emergency Management
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Emergency Services
  • Government and Local Government roles
  • Non-Government Organisations


7 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Provider Open2Study
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long
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Emma Abbott completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A really informative course; engaging and relevant! Lecturer really knew his stuff and I quite enjoyed it:) A must for those wanting to get started in the field, and will complement other OHS subjects.
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Loved this class very usfull for my job with the NZ Fire Service
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