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?
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MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Emma Abbottcompleted 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.