PUN452 Disaster Planning and Preparedness

This unit addresses the key concepts and skills related to inclusive disaster management planning and preparedness to ensure essential community services are prepared for emergencies and the range of disaster  and climate-related events they may face in local, national and international contexts. It examines and provides students practice in the real-world processes of assessing disaster risk as the first step towards building resilience and business continuity. It reflects the international focus on understanding disaster risk as a key priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . Upon completion of this unit you will have a greater understanding of the critical role of the disaster and emergency risk assessment process in preventing or mitigating the health and socio-economic effects of man-made or weather-related disasters and incidents.

Unit information

Unit code
PUN452
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Public Health & Social Work
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
Kelvin Grove (External)
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $2,592
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $3,876
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
PUN450. PUN450 may be enrolled in the same teaching period as PUN452

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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