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Data de início
2020 - 2021
Bachelor of Science
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Disaster management professionals play a critical role in lessening the impact of human and environmental catastrophes. Astute practitioners, they work with numerous partners to quickly and accurately assess situations and the communities affected, advising on all aspects of recovery, as well as future prevention or management strategies. Local, regional, national and international organisations are all involved in mounting a humanitarian response to disasters; each will have a prepared disaster management plan covering prevention, preparedness, relief and recovery. Additionally, in the UK, most major public and private organisations â?? educational establishments, the National Health Service (NHS), emergency services, local and central government, HM Armed Forces â?? have a crisis management or major incident plan, covering appropriate risk assessment and emergency responses. They all need professionals to manage these plans and, more importantly, execute them when required. Coventry University was the first UK University to offer courses in disaster management and has an excellent reputation with the leading professional organisations for the provision of academic undergraduate courses in the areas of disaster and emergency management. This course builds on our illustrious heritage and is fully reviewed and updated for entry from 2020 onwards. Multidisciplinary in nature, this course draws on aspects of technology, physical science, engineering, sociology and human geography. We also place considerable emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills â?? from table-top or virtual emergency response scenarios, to laboratory exercises and field-based management of disaster, both in the UK (with Outreach Rescue) and overseas through two mandatory international field trip modules*. You will have the opportunity to examine theory and practice in a range of countries, benchmarking approaches in the UK with, for example, those in mainland Europe, Asia and North America, together with relevant international legislation. *Mandatory field trips are partially subsidised by the Centre for Global Engagement, and may be subject to additional costs and meeting appropriate visa requirements. Key Course Benefits
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