UFS DiMTEC COURSE IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT
DIM 601 is a course which aims at developing the research knowledge and skills of students. To achieve success at post graduate level it is fundamental for students to be able to work independently and to efficiently conduct and report on scientific research.
RISK, HAZARD, VULNERABILITY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
The aim of this course is to give the student an understanding of hazards, risks, vulnerabilities, manageability and capacity and how it relates to disaster management.
STATEGIC DISASTER MANAGEMENT
The aim of this course is to give the student an understanding of the application of the principles and procedures of strategic management in the domain of disaster management.
DISASTER MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Although it is assumed that students will have some knowledge of Disaster Management, course DIM 604 aims to highlight and emphasise the most important factors that need attention for the implementation of Disaster Management.
DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT
The aim of DIM 605 is to give the student an understanding of the morphology of disasters and to provide them with the necessary tools to calculate disaster risks. Application of the principles and procedures of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk is the core of this module.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT
IT play very important role in today's world. The main aim of this module is to develop a knowledge and understanding of information, information system and technology, to be able to manage through all phases of a disaster continuum.
PUBLIC AND MENTAL HEALTH
This course that gives a basic understanding of the important concepts related to Public and Mental Health. Learners should gain sufficient information to be able to understand the community health and socio-economical, psychosocial and mental implications of disasters and be aware of the role and contribution of a multi-professional team.
DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH
The aim of this module is to equip professionals involved with crisis intervention and trauma management with skills to enable them to empower and support victims of traumatic incidents. It also aims to empower employees of disaster management centers to overcome the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
POLITICAL STRATEGIC PLANNING
The aim of this course is related to an explanation of the nature of political governance and it's implication on times of change and fundamental change, with reference to the evolving nature of security thinking and practice.
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The aim of the module is to introduce learners to the various possibilities of spatial information technology to prepare contingency plans for disaster management. The student will understand the underlying concepts of spatial and temporal data and be able to implement this knowledge in a real-world situation.
ETHNIC AND CULTURAL FACTORS IN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
Candidates will be able:
• to demonstrate an understanding of the ethnic and cultural influences on human settlements in multi-cultural urban environments,
• to recognise and identify potential danger areas.
• to initiate solutions for the prevention of hazards.
MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGEMENT
The aim of this module is to provide learners with a deeper understanding of mass media operations and a functional framework of reference that could assist media liaison practitioners in using and managing the media more effectively.
ENVIRONMENTAL RISK AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT
The main aim of this course is to introduce students to the social, economic and environmental effects of disaster and to teach them the techniques for identifying, evaluating and quantifying the different for ms of damage to the environment.
DISASTER RISK ASSESSMENT
The main aim of this course is to equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge in order to conduct a comprehensive Disaster Risk Assessment.