Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 1 x 2 Hour Seminar


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%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

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.


1. Historic trends in hazard events

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.

Module Skills

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5