|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||9 lectures x 2 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 computer seminar x 2 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours EXAMINATION 1 seen question and 1 unseen question.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours RESIT EXAM||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe the dynamic pressures which lead to hazard events and how these might be mitigated.
Be able to use online resources to research hazard events and establish long term trends in their occurrence.
Be able to assess risk in a wide variety of hazard contexts.
Be able to propose effective mitigation strategies.
The module will study historic trends in hazard events and examine the social and cultural background to many avoidable disasters. Examples will range from Hurricane Rita and New Orleans, though tsunamis, riverine floods, earthquake, montane and glaciological hazards, environmental hazards ( eg. soil erosion, pollution, pandemics) and volcanic eruptions.
2. The geography of hazard events and disaster recovery.
3. Tsunami events, cause and mitigation.
4. Riverine floods, cause and mitigation.
5. Earthquakes, cause and mitigation.
6. Montane and glaciological hazards.
7. Volcanic regions of the world.
8. Environmental hazards.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Statistical analysis of hazard data.|
|Communication||Not specifically developed|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Not formally addressed|
|Information Technology||Developed through use of online resources reporting and recording hazard events.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Not formally addressed|
|Problem solving||Developed in assessment of risk and its mitigation|
|Research skills||Developed in preparation for seen exam.|
|Team work||Not formally addressed|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Alexander, D. (1993) Natural Disasters UCL Primo search Bell, F.G. (1999) Geological Hazards Spon Primo search Blaikie, P. et al. (1994) A Risk Routledge Primo search Maund, J.G. & Eddleston, M. (1998) Geohazards in Engineering Geology. Geological Society Primo search McGuire, B., et al. (2002) Natural Hazards and Environmental Change Arnold Primo search Torrence, R. & Grattan, J.P. (2002) Natural Disasters and Cultural Change Routledge Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5