This module will enable you to explore the fundamental issue of communicating before, during and after major incidents and disasters. You will critically examine communication strategies and methodologies and offers insight into some of the complex problems associated with engaging the community in resilience.
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. This will prepare you to obtain the most from this and any further study, enable you to engage in mastering subjects across the field, and demonstrate your knowledge through activities and assignments.
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.
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.