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Foundational issues in societal safety and emergency management SAM910

The subject discusses foundational issues in risk management, societal safety and emergency management from various scientific disciplines and perspectives


Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

SAM910

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Content
The subject discusses foundational issues in risk management, societal safety and emergency management from various scientific disciplines and perspectives. Recent research literature will be combined with classic text books, but the combinations might be changed in accordance with the topics emphasized. Foundational concepts applied in various societal contexts will be discussed, such as emergency response performance, causal explanations, resilience, risk, systems engineering, learning, multi discipline assessments, and safety management. The subject will also discuss foundational challenges in various vocational and professional fields, such as decision making under uncertainty, crisis management, human reactions in crises, experience transfer, and models in emergency preparedness planning.
Learning outcome
The candidate shall become familiar with the foundational issues in the studied topics, he or she must be ablet til lead discussions about risk management, societal safety and emergency management. The candidate shall be able to relate foundational topics to his or her own major issues in the research project.   
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Article/manuscript and oral consultation/seminar 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Ove Njå
Head of Department: Tore Markeset
Method of work
The candidates shall select and define parts of the curriculums themselves under supervision. The subject uses seminars as pedagogic platform, in which the candidates present selected parts of the curriculum to an audience which can vary from internal colleagues to external professional staff and academics involved in the specific areas. The candidates will develop a manuscript/paper with a major issue and analysis of the literature.
Open for
Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme
Literature
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