Singapore University of Social Sciences

Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications

Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications (PSS317)

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


PSS317 Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications provides students with an integrated, interdisciplinary scientific approach to disaster risk management. This course highlights the multitude of issues pertaining to resilience and management of extreme events and identify factors for consideration in combating risk with resilience. This course also illustrates the security threats arising from societal and environmental changes. Students will be able to reflect on the salient points that drive disaster risk management strategies developed internationally and their application in regional and local contexts.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed


  • Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
  • Known and Unknown Hazards
  • Multi-Hazard Approach
  • Systems Vulnerability
  • Economic Vulnerability
  • Human Vulnerability
  • Risk and Disaster Reduction Framework
  • Barriers to Risk and Disaster Reduction Framework
  • Resilience Building Theories and Practices
  • Development of Resilience
  • Holistic Approach to Resilience
  • Community Resilience

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the basic terminology used in disaster studies
  • Formulate vulnerability analysis
  • Evaluate strategies to disaster resilience
  • Assess the disaster resilience strategies
  • Identify partnerships in disaster resilience
  • Construct disaster resilience plans
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