ECTS credits: 6
Lectures: 1
Exercises: 2

Course objective:

Acquiring knowledge about the principles and methodology of collecting and analyzing information, procedures for the preparation of efficient and fast assessment as well as the processes that are performed while collecting relevant information about the needs and priorities immediately after big accidents and disasters.

Course contents:

Introduction to the subject field, concepts and methods for the assessment of large-scale accidents and disasters. Types and principles of assessment for various emergencies and situations. Assessment as an important tool for decision-making. Preparation for rapid and efficient assessment of disasters. Sector assessment of disasters. Information management. Reporting after the performed assessment of large-scale accidents and disasters. Methodology of international organizations (UN, IFRC, NATO, EU) for the assessment of disasters. Damage assessment in the Republic of Croatia. Practical examples and analyses of assessment for large-scale accidents and disasters.

Competences:

The students will acquire competences in planning the assessment of the consequences and identification of priority requirements after big accidents and disasters and efficient participation in all types of assessments as part of the integral response to disasters in national, as well as international environment and acquiring knowedge about methods for the collection, analysis and processing of relevant information after crisis situation.

Learning outcomes:

After successful mastering of the course content, and having passed the exam, the students will be able to: 1. explain the fundamental principles of assessing consequences after big accidents and disasters. 2. describe the methodologies of international organizations (UN, IFRC, NATO, EU) for the assessment of consequences 3. apply various and appropriate assessments for different crises (earthquake, flood, dangerous materials, etc.) 4. plan and organize fast and efficient assessment and determination of priorities 5. present basic sectors important for coordinated assessment, coordinated joint action and the decision-making process 6. apply basic tools for information management and reporting after big accidents and disasters based on the obtained assessment results for a large-scale accident or a disaster The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Interpret the basic concepts and scope of crises and disasters - Evaluate specific features and models of crisis management - Explain the role of a manager in crisis management - Use crisis management tools - Analyse business processes and opportunities for business continuity in crises - Present their own ideas, attitudes, solutions and projects - Adapt to changes in technology and working methods as part of lifelong learning