Singapore University of Social Sciences

Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning (HFSY217)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 15 December 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

The course equips students with knowledge on how to be prepared to deal with emergencies and manage disasters effectively at the workplace. Students will appreciate the different tactical and operational roles undertaken by various agencies within and outside the organisation and how to implement an effective command and control capability. The course also covers post-emergency responses and business continuity plan.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Introduction to Emergency Management; Emergency Management Phase I: Prevention and Mitigation
  • Emergency Management Phase II: Preparedness; Emergency Management Phase III: Response
  • Emergency Management Phase IV: Recovery
  • Emergency Management: The Cyclic Process
  • Site Visit
  • Course Summary and Presentation

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the fundamentals of emergency management and its methodologies.
  • Discuss the concepts, elements and activities of an effective emergency management, response and recovery programme.
  • Illustrate the elements and activities of an effective emergency management, response and recovery programme.
  • Analyse the training and development requirements during resources & capacity building.
  • Examine the varied degree of planning required based on the hazards present at their workplaces.
  • Apply principles of emergency management, response and recovery to plan for and lead in the workplace emergency planning efforts.
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