• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Geography, Human Ecology, Anthropology, Development Studies, Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards (EMDV8123)

The course examines the connection between natural hazard events and disaster occurrences in the Asia-Pacific and other world regions.  It highlights the importance of assessing the vulnerabilities to natural hazards of different communities in countries that are disaster-prone. The topics that are explored are as follows: a)  socio-economic and political systems that cause variations on how people deal with, and are affected by, disasters that are brought about by natural hazard events; b) how natural hazards impinge on everyday life of people and their communities; c) the concepts of vulnerability, risk and resilience; d) how societal goals and priorities influence the vulnerability of different groups to hazard events; and, e) the importance of addressing  livelihood concerns and access to resources in adapting to short- and long-term impacts of natural hazards.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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