Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience

Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience (PSS215)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS215 Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience provides students with an introduction to disaster risk and resilience situations, theories and practices. By highlighting the theoretical foundations of disaster and emergency management, this course examines the different types of disasters. Students will also learn about the technical and societal challenges, including risk factors posed by the international community in managing disasters. By understanding the inter-relationship and mutual construction of different risk factors, students will be able to formulate an integrated and holistic approach to disaster risk and resilience.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed


  • Introduction to disaster risk and resilience
  • Basic terms of disaster management
  • Environmental, health and social science topics
  • Complex dynamic system
  • Principal drivers and its impact
  • Governance mechanism
  • Policy and strategies
  • Data management
  • International perspective on disaster risk reduction
  • International framework for disaster risk reduction
  • Cooperation and development
  • Sustainability and effectiveness

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the theories and practices in disaster risk management
  • Assess the multitude of disaster risk affecting Singapore
  • Describe the concept of resilience in disaster risk management
  • Assess disaster risk management tools
  • Identify disaster risk reduction strategies
  • Evaluate disaster risk and threats
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