Modular value: 20 credits
Lecturer: Moustafa Osman, Islamic Relief
The aim of the module is to provide disaster management knowledge and skills to enhance students’ understanding of good (and bad) disaster preparedness and response and their reasons for them.
This module introduces participants to the main principles of disaster management, with a focus on disaster response in the developing world. The course will promote the sharing of relevant technical skills and knowledge and will equip participants with adequate analytical skills through developing key understanding of disaster management procedures, assessment methods, humanitarian principles and values, working with military during emergencies, working with refugees and IDPs, and adhering to agreed international standards.
By the end of the module you will be able:
Understand and critically evaluate the nature of emergency situations and what is involved
Be familiar with the key concepts and terminology commonly used in disaster management
Understand the main principles and values of humanitarian work
Understand and critically evaluate the international humanitarian system and how it works
Be familiar with and critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of the main international humanitarian actors
Understand and be able to use the Sphere Standards and the Humanitarian Charter in their work
Understand the different legal status and needs of refugees and internal displaced people
Explore and critically evaluate different approaches, in order to distil ‘best practice’ in terms of possible response/s to different kind of emergencies
Teaching and learning approach
The teaching methodology will encourage participants to think creatively and will utilise contemporary adult learning methodologies including: interactive lectures, group work, classroom exercises, activities, work sheet, mapping, discussion, presentations, case studies, video show, games and brain-storming.
Two 3,000 word assignments
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