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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Core Course 3: Disaster Recovery Planning and Development

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Block 2
Price

22.000/30.000 kr.

Programme level Part Time Master
Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Emmanuel Raju (5-6e7b6a737e497c7e776d37747e376d74)
  • Department of Public Health
Course number: SDMM15003U

Course content

Actions taken during the period following the emergency phase is often defined as the recovery phase, which encompasses both rehabilitation and reconstruction. The precise time when one phase ends and another starts will vary in each situation. Recovery refers to the actions taken in the aftermath of a disaster to enable basic services to resume functioning, assist victims’ self-help efforts to repair physical damage and community facilities, revive economic activities and provide support for rehabilitation including the psychological and social well being of the survivors. It focuses on enabling the affected population to resume more-or-less normal (pre-disaster) patterns of life with the added dimension of reducing risks and vulnerabilities that led to the disaster in the first place and avoid creating new ones. It may be considered as a transitional phase between immediate relief and return to more major, long-term development.

Many of the decisions and issues concerning recovery closely relate to emergency response, preparedness, mitigation and long-term development planning. Therefore, the course is designed to help students understand the linkages between the various stages of the disaster spectrum.

This course primarily refers to recovery after fast-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, landslides, high winds and flooding as well as major health issues and outbreak of epidemics. Recovery after drought introduces many factors, which are outside the scope of the course, since timing and actions needed in this context are significantly different. The course also touches on recovery after war or civil strife.

The main content areas are:

  • Introduction to recovery principles and risk reduction in the recovery phase.
  • Pre-disaster recovery planning and post disaster recovery needs assessment.
  • Early recovery as an important linking stage between relief and response phase and recovery and development.
  • Reconstruction and physical rehabilitation
  • Psycho-social and mental health interventions
  • Exit and hand over strategies in recovery planning

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Place recovery within the wider development processes.
  • Understand the purpose of recovery.
  • Understand definitions and terms related to recovery and early recovery.
  • Understand linkages between development and risk reduction in recovery processes.
  • Describe and operationalise Recovery Guiding Principles.
  • Outline key factors, benefits, barriers, strategies and activities for integrating disaster risk reduction in recovery.
  • Understand tools, mechanisms and key relationships in pre-disaster recovery planning.

 

Skills:

  • Research into the issues of pre-disaster recovery planning and recovery implementation.
  • Apply concepts, standards, principles, and methods of recovery planning and operations to case studies.
  • Acquire the conceptual basis to appreciate the complexity of the recovery environment.
  • Develop a better ability to engage with and relate to disaster professionals – across sectors and disciplines and work collaboratively in a field situation through understanding some of the operational procedures in recovery related to international actors and national governments.
  • Develop a Recovery Framework and Plan for a specific case study.
  • Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the existing Early Recovery and Recovery mechanisms.

 

Competencies:

  • Apply tools used for teambuilding and stress management and demonstrate knowledge about intercultural and interdisciplinary communication.
  • Identify and formulate a relevant and current research question and develop a vulnerability profile for a case study assignment.
  • Work independently in self-directed study.
  • Work in a group – teamwork and presentation.
  • Engage in dialogue and discussions, and argue a case.
  • Negotiation, including compromise, argument and trade offs.
  • Read and critique literature

 

Sign up

http://www.mdma.ku.dk/admission/

This course is open to external participants who fulfill the MDMa Admission criteria.

Education

Master of Disaster Management - compulsory
MSc in Global Health - elective

 

Studyboard

Study Board for International Health

Course type

Part time Master and Diploma courses

Duration

6 weeks

Schedulegroup

14 November to 16 December 2016
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Teaching and learning methods

There will be a variety of teaching/learning methods on the module ranging from lectures, to video screening followed by open discussions and to student led presentations. The teaching/learning methods could be listed as follows:
• Lectures - Imparting knowledge, concepts, theories and models
• Exercises – Inquiry or skills based with emphasis on analytical skills and problem solving
• Case Study Analysis – Review of previous practice and guided analysis of specific aspects of a case
• Videos – Guided with a set of questions or an exercise that follows
• Seminars – Self-directed by students and guided and mentored by tutors
• Presentations – of group assignments and feedback by a panel of tutors

Capacity

12-40 participants

Language

English

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 36
Theory exercises 40
Exam 16
Preparation 116
English 208

Exam (Exam in Core Course 3: Disaster Recovery Planning)

Type of assessment

Written examination, 48 hours
48 Hour Written Examination
An essay examination where answers clearly illustrate real case examples from the Case Assignment

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

  • Outline key factors, benefits, barriers, strategies and activities for integrating disaster risk reduction in recovery.
  • Describe and operationalise Recovery Guiding Principles.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the linkages between development and risk reduction in recovery processes.

 
Skills:

  • Apply concepts, standards, principles, and methods of recovery planning and operations to case studies. 
  • Develop a Recovery Framework and Plan for a specific case study.
  • Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the existing Early Recovery and Recovery mechanisms.


Competences:

  • Apply tools used for teambuilding and stress management and demonstrate knowledge about intercultural and interdisciplinary communication.
  • Identify and formulate a relevant and current research question and develop a recovery framework and plan for a case study assignment. 
  • Read and critique literature

Censorship form

No external censorship

Exam period

See the exam plan

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