ECTS credits: 5
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Getting familiar with the basic elements of risk, forms and magnitude of hazards, risk assessment and crisis planning. Introduction to the dynamics of crisis situations and specificities of the phases of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Course contents:

Introduction to the approach to crisis planning through the general concepts of risk assessment and hazard assessment; theoretical approach to emergency planning; fundamentals, elements and emergency planning process; emergency planning for prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and remediation/recovery; methodology of risk assessments for certain types of disasters; methodology of planning protection against certain types of hazards; planning of operations on individual levels; content and concept of operational protection and rescue plans; methodology and practical examples of testing of plans and their implementation; feedback as an important element of emergency planning.

Competences:

During lectures and exercises, the students will be trained to understand the emergency planning process and the protection and rescue procedures, and to make risk assessments and action plans in disasters and other emergencies. In addition, students will be able to follow further lectures with ease, especially in the course on Crisis Management.

Learning outcomes:

After passing the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Analyse the monitored area in accordance with the analytical methods. 2. Perform risk assessment for individual types of disasters. 3. Write a protection and rescue plan for individual types of threats. 4. Design strategic or field exercises in order to check the system or parts of the system and protection and rescue plans. 5. Predict scenarios according to which the activity of an individual disaster may be performed. 6. Organize the action of teams and services in accordance with the protection and rescue plan. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Explain the national security system and the basic principles of civil protection - Apply the security system objectives, as well as approaches and procedures related to security issues - Define the fundamental purpose of crisis management, as well as appropriate crisis management methods and procedures - Apply risk assessment methodology along with keeping required records - Plan studies and action plans for crisis situation exercises, and designing crisis management exercises - Create civil protection documents - Analyse different assumptions, approaches, results and procedures in security issues - Present their own attitudes, solutions, projects and ideas on crisis management issues - Use information systems and technology for planning, monitoring and communication in resolving crisis situations