The Course is designed to provide postgraduate professionals with specific qualifications for operational management in Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation, and Disaster Preparedness and Response. It also provides participants with the professional know-how required for operational management of regional, national, and international projects, carried out by public, private and non-profit Organizations. The course will develop the articulation of the phases inherent in disaster management, from the assessment of risks and dangers to the identification of the necessary services and the categories most at risk; information gathering methods, definition of responsibilities and communication methods; definition of resources for mitigation and prevention works; the subsequent phases of response and rehabilitation, up to the planning of recovery.
Duration: 12 Months
As every Professional Master’s programme, the Course lasts 1.500 hours/year;
• 300-400 dealing with lessons and seminars
• 250 individual study
• 350-400 stage/internship/applied research
• 400 thesis and exams
• Residual: Seminars
Academic Credits: 60 academic credits
Stage and Didactic Programme:
In the start-up phase of the Course, educational offers aimed at the needs of each student and group work will be studied and prepared. Thus, it will be possible to start a tailored programme on an individual level, but more often working groups will be created which will carry out collective activities coordinated by teachers and tutors.
The individual work, the stage, mainly as an internship (applied research or field experience) and the thesis work will also be scheduled in line with the prearranged schedule.
The course is addressed to the personnel of International Organizations, Civil Protection Agencies, NGOs, Military, Health Services, Rescue Services; specialised experts and professionals involved in disaster-related activities; First degree holders and post-graduate students willing to engage in aforesaid activities are welcome to apply. A detailed CV/Resume is also required.
As far as professional opportunities are concerned, a Disaster manager can work as an employee or as a consultant for entities such as the Civil Protection, crisis units, local authorities and private companies.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2023 / 2024
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 4
- Assessments Yes