At Postgraduate Programs (Master, PgDipl; PgCert in Humanitarian, Emergency & Disaster Management at CDU, I have been responsible for the following units:
Brief examples of topics covered in the units [2016 and 2017]:
In DEM511: Risk, hazard, vulnerability assessments at different levels in different contexts including complex humanitarian settings; conflict warning systems; how to make resilience a reality; integrated DRR/DRM approahes; critical evaluation of humanitarian response standards; food security and other sectors under changing climate; understanding disaster policy assessment and disaster policy making processes; participatory urban adaptation; students video project on disaster theories from >50 prominent scholars;
For DEM513; Global humanitarian ecosystems; humanitarian reform agenda at global and regional levels; crisis leardership; asking the risk leadership questions; understanding decision making models; humanitarian/ disaster diplomacy; civil military coordination; post disaster need assessment methodology; risk communication; how to do consulting in humanitarian emergency and disaster management; humanitarian technology for effective response;
DEM514: Sociological and anthropological approaches risk and disasters; system theory; complexity theory and social network application in disaster and emergency studies; advanced livelihoods analysis; end to end global and local disaster early warning systems; cultural response to risk and disasters; participation and DRR; social exclusion and disaster reduction; psychology of disaster risk; behaviorial economics and disaster risk;
DEM615: Reflective practice concepts and theories in humanitarian emergency and disaster management; Students’ reflective case studies writing projects could be: critical reflection of recent disaster interventions; critical reflection on a particular risk communication strategy; evaluation of recent civil protection and emergency response to terrorism in Europe; How to start an NGO?