Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||School of Political and Social Inquiry|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2013 (On-campus block of classes)|
Previously coded MAI4020
This unit surveys a range of action-oriented strategies relevant to complex crisis responses by the international community utilising guest lecturers from various fields including faculties, non-governmental organisations, emergency and security components. The unit provides a historical overview of international responses and interventions to natural disasters, conflict, and human security issues. Topics covered include Needs Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation, SPHERE Minimum Standards, people-oriented strategies, building capacities, disaster mitigation and preparedness. Field based case studies are used to support seminars.
On satisfactory completion of this subject, students will be able to analyse, design and produce research papers and models on crisis action and response mechanisms.
Specifically the learning outcomes are:
A short essay on 'The Operational Aspects of Crisis Management' (1,000 words): 15%
Ppt/oral presentation at the one day seminar: 10%
Research essay (7,000 words): 75%
33 hours of lecture/seminars in block mode plus a one day seminar consisting of 15 min project presentations by each student.