Professional Practice in Disaster Management

10 Units

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

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the role of not-for-profit entrepreneurship approaches in post disaster recovery
  2. Critically evaluate professional dilemmas faced in post-disaster situations and appropriately respond
  3. Appreciate cross-cultural differences and judiciously apply appropriate strategies to be culturally inclusive
  4. Identify and utilise alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, in a post-disaster context
  5. Critically evaluate the role of the media and social media in post-disaster reconstruction
  6. 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
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Audio Visual Presentation
  • Report: Team Report and Individual Reflection
  • Report: Individual Report

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Course Materials
  • Elaborating Professionalism
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE6604
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