Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience

Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience (CMM215)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

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Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CMM215 Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience introduces students to the complex and increasingly important field of disaster management using straightforward, interactive and meaningful content and activities. By highlighting prominent theories and models, this course enables students to critically reflect upon growing challenges faced by actors mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural hazards. Students enrolled in the course also enjoy the opportunity to interact with professionals and community leaders through guided assignments. At the end of the course, students are expected to have gained essential knowledge as well as cognitive and communication skills to navigate in this fascinating and ever-evolving field with renewed confidence.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • The Basics of Disaster Management
  • Disaster Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific
  • Disaster Risk Management in Singapore
  • Issues related with Natural Hazards
  • Stakeholders in Disaster and Risk Management
  • Identifying Best Practices
  • Learning from the Past
  • Theories for Disaster Risk Management
  • Models Predicting Disaster
  • Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Exposure in Disaster and Risk Management
  • Resilience Management

Learning Outcome

  • Describe disaster cycles
  • Illustrate gaps in disaster risk management policies and practices
  • Analyse disaster risk management strategies
  • Identify vulnerability and risks
  • Appraise the vicissitudes of natural hazards
  • Examine risk mitigation, response and recovery strategies
  • Explain risk management strategies effectively
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