The aim of this module is to provide you with depth knowledge of the research process and to acquire practical skills for the design and conduct of research studies, including data collection and analysis. You will plan a research study to be carried out independently, in fulfilment of the requirements of the Master's Dissertation. You will write a research plan in preparation for the development of the research proposal needed in your application for ethical approval of your study. You will gain a critical, depth knowledge of the methodologies and research methods you will need in order to write Chapter 3 (Methodology and Methods) of your Master's Dissertation.
Using case studies and drawing on relevant guidance and standards to illustrate theoretical and conceptual issues, this module seeks to provide a critical appreciation of BCM in research and at a practical level. A range of topics are covered to underline key aspects of organisational resilience which enhance critical thinking about the management of critical functions when a business is disrupted.
This module will enable you to explore the fundamental issue of communicating before, during and after emergencies, including the effective management of information and decision making. You will critically examine communication/information strategies gaining insight into some of the complex problems associated with engaging and supporting the community in resilience and recovery. The module will also allow you to develop your presentation skills and allow you to undertake an in-depth case study of an emergency incident.
During this module you will study the impacts of existing management and leadership within emergency management and explore what requirements might be necessary to adapt to a changing world. You will cover& nbsp;subject areas such as emergency management standards/competencies, governance, leadership, hazard and threat developments, performance management, and professionalism. Specific consideration will be given to the future of emergency management using evidence to carefully examine and analyse the likely influences and changes required for preparedness, response and recovery.
This module will introduce the theories and concepts of disaster causation and resilience. You will examine a range of both natural and man-made disasters including hurricanes, industrial disasters, flooding and terrorist attacks. The module will expose you to the consequences of disasters and the learning from such incidents which can be applied to current thinking, theory and practice.
This module provides an examination of the framework, legislation and guidance which forms the foundation of emergency planning, resilience and response within the UK whilst exposing key lessons which can be learnt from other countries and disasters. You will also examine the tools and intricacies of risk identification, assessment and management which form the foundation of planning for emergencies in the UK and discover concepts which challenge these processes. This module will also provide for the development of academic skills such as writing, referencing, reading, searching the literature and thinking critically and creatively.& nbsp; This will enable you to obtain the most from your studies, enable you to engage in mastering subjects across the field, and& nbsp;demonstrate your knowledge through activities and assignments.& nbsp;