Professional Practice in the Post Disaster Management

10 Units

The course examines the professional practice for disaster professionals. The key focus is making decisions in a professional manner. Student will explore not for profit entrepreneurship approaches to disaster reconstruction. The course will also cover codes of practice and ethical challenges associated disaster related operations. Cross professional engagement and team management approaches will also be covered.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the role of not-for-profit entrepreneurship approaches in post disaster recovery
  • Critically evaluate professional dilemmas faced in post disaster situation and appropriately respond
  • Appreciate cross-cultural difference and judiciously apply appropriate strategies to be culturally inclusive
  • Able appreciate alternative conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Critically evaluate the role of social media in post disaster reconstruction
  • Appreciate team and knowledge management approaches
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Social responsibility
  • Working within different cultural contexts
  • Working in cross disciplinary teams
  • Managing teams and conflict resolution
  • Theories of decision making
  • Not for profit entrepreneurship
  • Performance management of teams
  • Legal challenges
  • Information and technology management
  • Knowledge management
  • Understanding social media
Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Presentations - Individual - • An oral prevention (equivalent for distance students), using appropriate audiovisual technology, reflecting on the issues confronting entrepreneurial leadership in disaster response.
  • Reports - • A minor academic written piece of work (professional report) discussing the professional dilemmas when dealing with disaster situations. • A major academic written piece of work (professional report), carried out in small teams, devising the strategies for developing an entrepreneurial approach for disaster response.
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6604

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