Module 3 - Risk Prevention and Mitigation Strategies (17 ECTS)

Module Goals:

  • Conveying an understanding of (the system of) risk prevention in disaster management.
  • Presentation of the principles of the integrated disaster management cycle (z.B. BABS, 2013; ÖNORM S 2304).
  • Explanations and discussions of the importance of risk prevention, including risk mitigation and preparedness.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, students will have obtained knowledge on …

  • Technical, socioeconomic and legal principles of risk analysis, risk management and risk governance.
  • (A system-scientific/systematic overview of) strategies, processes and measures of risk- and disaster prevention.
  • Applications of the conveyed knowledge, to natural, technical and social risk scenarios (through case studies).
  • Developing their own competences when dealing with risk(s) and developing risk management plans/concepts in select areas, based on the available information.
  • The entire spectrum of the prevention and mitigation strategies, and their application in a practical exercise.