Module 1: Emergency, Risk and Crisis Management

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Content
This module explores the changing contexts of emergencies, risks and approaches to crisis management in order to define each and to begin to explore different crisis management models. Crisis management plans are central to coping successfully with changing conditions and demands, in order to make rapid decisions, take effective actions and allocate appropriate resources.

You will be required to develop action plans which are practical, and which take account of the various elements within specific contexts, whilst remaining flexible in order to adapt as circumstances change. Risk assessment is introduced and the mutually influential relationship between risk assessment and crisis management is explored, along with the identification of areas of potential vulnerability.

What you will be able to do
On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
  • Distinguish and outline the differences between a crisis and an emergency
  • Apply crisis management models to different situations
  • Develop a viable management model including indications of resources required
  • Communicate that management plan clearly and effectively
  • Identify possible vulnerabilities in the operational content.

Assessment arrangements
The Assessment arrangements comprise two parts; the first by means of in-class responses to questions set; the second, the development of a crisis management plan.

Crisis or Emergency?


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