Subject

Emergency Management (EMG)

by Jon Mitchell
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Learn the concepts, principles and practice of Emergency Management through real-world case studies

Course starts on:

09/01/2017

Course ends on:

07/02/2017

23,272 students have taken this course

80,279 videos have been watched

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What's it about?

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.

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's involved?

Module 1A Risky Business
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment9 Jan - 15 Jan
Module 2Resilience and Reduction
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment16 Jan - 22 Jan
Module 3Readiness and Response
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment23 Jan - 29 Jan
Module 4Recovery
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment30 Jan - 5 Feb

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

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 4 hours 02 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Who's the instructor?

  • Jon Mitchell

    Jon is a comprehensive emergency management professional, with 20 years’ experience in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Jon’s emergency planning, capability-building, leadership, response and recovery covers a broad spectrum of hazards, including: flood, wildfire, severe snow emergencies, civil unrest, oil refinery blockade, and human and animal disease epidemics.

    Jon is a comprehensive emergency management professional, with 20 years’ experience in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Jon’s emergency planning, capability-building, leadership, response and recovery covers a broad spectrum of hazards, including: flood, wildfire, severe snow emergencies, civil unrest, oil refinery blockade, and human and animal disease epidemics. The highlight of Jon’s career to date was as a Regional Response Coordinator during the Canterbury, New Zealand earthquake sequence from September 2010 to March 2012.

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