Disaster risk management: from theory to practice
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Level: master level course
A 3-week course for humanitarian professionals
COURSE CONTENT. This course introduces the concepts, dynamics and theoretical frameworks of vulnerability, climate change adaptation and disasters in a global perspective. The course covers factors such as globalisation’s impact on vulnerability; socio-economic and political dimensions; and health aspects at the local level. Further, the course outlines historical perspectives of disaster risk management, the changing nature of humanitarian crises and disasters in fragile contexts. Overall vulnerability reduction and resilience building, climate change and forced migration are also included.
LEARNING OUTCOMES. After completing the course, you will have learned the concepts and theoretical underpinnings of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management practices. You will have gained insight into the complex connections and interactions between hazards and vulnerabilities and how risk is contextually configured. You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods and tools for identification and analysis of hazards and vulnerabilities.
MASTER OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT. Become a professional disaster risk management specialist. The Master of Disaster Management provides you with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and disaster response. Disaster Risk Management: From Theory to Practice is a core course in the Master’s programme.
Read about exact course dates, deadlines and the application procedure on the course website: mdma.ku.dk/risk