Year 1 core modules
Year 2 core modules
Final-year core modules
Non-credit bearing optional modules
You may select one or more of these modules.
Modules offered may vary.
People and organisations who engage in the management of disasters and serious emergencies need particular skills.
Among these is the ability to plan, both proactively and reactively. Often situations are dynamic and sometimes very fast moving.
The aid agencies, such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent, United Nations agencies such as the High Commission for Refugees, Oxfam and a host of others, need mangers who can cope with the stresses and pressures that are all too frequently present at these times.
As a student on this module, you are introduced to the key agencies and their roles in emergencies, learn of the need for clear entrance and exit strategies in and out of these situations, discover how handling the media can play such a crucial role and actively engage in a simulated, real time emergency planning operation.
It goes almost without saying that at times such as these, people get killed and injured. It is important for those involved in managing emergencies to have an understanding of how people react and respond to these events.
We introduce you to the skills of listening and counseling, understanding the ethics involved when tragedy strikes a community and populations are exposed to death and dying.
You explore the concepts of guilt, forgiveness and reconciliation and learn techniques for coping with stress by learning personal preparation strategies and also gain an appreciation of the professional support services that are available