Module Overview

MODULE


COURSES


ECTS*

1

Fundamentals of Risk Prevention and Disaster Management

• Introduction to Risk Prevention and Disaster Management 

Disaster Management – Fundamentals and „Best Practice“

5

2

Impact

Natural Hazards

Technological Hazards

Social and other Hazards

Socioeconomic Context of Disasters

12

3

Risk Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

Legal, Political and Socioeconomic Fundamentals of Risk Prevention 

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment and Scenario Analysis

Spatially based Risk Planning and technical Risk Management

• Strategic, Tactical and Operational Disaster Management (on a National and International Scale)

• State-wide Disaster Prevention and Risk Governance (Models and Control Mechanisms)

Risk Communication and Media

• Application of Risk Management Strategies to Case Studies

18

4

Response and Recovery

Legal and Organisational Aspects of Response and Recovery Strategies

Leadership techniques (staff work)

Crisis Communication

Medical, Psychological and Social Aspects of Disaster Relief

Documentation und Evaluation

European Civil Protection Mechanism

18

5

Exercises

Theory and Methods for the organization of Exercises

Integrated Staff Work /Simulation Exercises

6

6

Excursion

Excursion/ Field Trip

6

7

optional/elective Modules (2 out of 7 must be completed)

Disaster Logistics, Actors and Missions in Humanitarian Aid (Case Studies and Exercises)

CBRN-Hazards and Mitigation Strategies

•  Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability, Protection Possibilities, Strategies and Case Studies

Dealing with Extreme Events and Global Change

International, European and Austrian Legislation concerning Risk Prevention and Disaster Management  

Psychological Aspects in the Context of Risk Prevention and Disaster Management (Theories and Methods of Crisis Intervention)

VU New Media in Risk Prevention and Disaster Management – Current Approaches and Applications

6

8

Master Thesis - Research Seminar (Privatissimum)

 Privatissimum/Research Seminar in Preparation for Master Thesis

2

 

Master Thesis

 

16

 

Defensio

 

1

Total

 

90

* 1 ECTS equals an average workload of approximately 25 hours.