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APG4017

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

The unit will provide opportunities for students to examine Bangladesh's applied disaster response and recovery approaches. It will deepen student understanding and knowledge of the practical aspects of disaster frameworks. The focus will on both the successes and challenges of disaster theory and strategy at the implementation level. The trip will include field visits to sites and projects on the following topics: disaster risk reduction, community adaptation to climate change, food security, livelihoods and microcredit. The nexus between recovery and development and preparedness will also be addressed during the trip.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically examine all phases of disaster response, recovery and preparedness at the applied level;
  2. understand the practical aspects and challenges of disaster management;
  3. understand the development of disaster policies and programmes;
  4. apply qualitative approaches to research inquiry;
  5. develop project proposals using the essential tools of disaster response frameworks;
  6. understand methodological frameworks for project evaluation with an emphasis on project impacts;
  7. develop lucid, critical balanced assessments on relevant topics.

Assessment

Review essay (1800 words): 20%
Class presentation and field diary (3000 words): 50%
Project proposal (2700 words): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

TBA

Workload requirements

Overseas field trip for 8 - 12 days (block mode)

Prerequisites

Permission only

Prohibitions