Short Course Description
Natural or man-made disasters can cause a crisis on both the individual and the societal lev-els. On the individual level this can include physical and/or mental harm, economical loss etc. On the societal level, the crisis can affect the economy, infrastructure, public health, and have adverse effects on the political and organizational levels. These effects can be either local or national. The course will examine all stages of emergency management, from prevention and preparedness, through response and recovery. The aim of this course is to equip students with tools to better understand and cope with disasters. Upon its comple-tion, the students will get to know the different types of emergency and disaster situations, the different stages of emergency management and the methods utilized by different organiza-tions to cope with them.