Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications

15 points

Not offered 2019, offered in 2018, 2019

For further information see Geological Sciences


The DRRE403 course develops students’ applied research and practical skills, with a focus on disaster risk and resilience. A strong focus of the course is on developing disaster-related communication skills and confidence, during both crisis and non-crisis situations. Students are introduced to contemporary approaches to decision-making under uncertainty, and disaster ethics, and develop transferrable fundamental skills through writing literature reviews and formal research proposals, and by conducting poster and oral presentations. Practical, applied skills are developed through participation in dynamic disaster simulations (including a mock press conference with the UC Journalism programme), and through writing policy briefs for senior leadership (e.g. government ministers).


Programme Director approval. RP: DRRE401



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