Monday, January 17, 2011

Bachelor of Emergency Management

For those interested in how emergency workers are trained, Charles Sturt University (CSU) offer an Associate Degree and Bachelor of Emergency Management by distance education over 6 years:

... The course is designed to meet the needs and interests of a variety of client groups ranging from public bodies concerned with the protection of life and property such as local government, the police, fire, ambulance, state emergency services and community and health services to a myriad of private sector groups (e.g. the insurance industry, manufacturing industry). ...

The key learning areas are:

Emergency Management ...

Social Sciences ...

Human Resource Management and Management ...

Common subjects (Associate Degree)

EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
EMG103 Emergency Management Plan Development
EMG201 Training and Exercise Development
EMG206 Analysis of Disaster Response (16 points)
EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16 points)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SCI200 Introduction to Spatial Sciences and Data Visualisation
SPA115 Principles of Geographic Information systems
JST324 Team Management and Leadership
AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
Plus two Restricted Electives

Bachelor subjects as per Associate Degree, plus the following

EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16 points)
EMG308 Disaster Recovery, Sustainability and Resilience
EMG309 Humanitarian Relief
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma
AGS320 Water Policy and Management (EM)
Plus four Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives ...

SPA406 GIS Applications

SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
AGB362 Managing Sustainable Development
PSY214 Health Psychology
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST327 Working with the Community
LAW107 Applied Legal Studies (Forensics)
ACC101 Financial Planning for Business
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC205 Social Research
SOC308 Community Analysis ...

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